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Website provides in-depth look at nutrition programs

1/15/2018 12:02:04 PM

With proper nutrition, children learn more easily, adults work more productively and seniors are healthier. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota’s children, seniors and people with disabilities rely on federal nutrition programs for their daily meals, and they now have an interactive resource for learning about those programs. A website, /dhs/farm-bill/index.jsp2018 Farm bill: Minnesota’s nutrition programs, provides an in-depth look at two U.S. Department of Agriculture programs – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – and the breadth of their impact on Minnesotans. 

The website also features an interactive county map and congressional district data. Congress authorizes funding and policies for SNAP and TEFAP in the federal farm bill, and current authorization for funding expires in September 2018. The Minnesota Department of Human Services oversees the program. More information about the new website on nutrition programs can be found in a department news release.

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