Policy Position Statement Letter
TheSupplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is a vital programin alleviating hunger and boosting low-income households through theprovision of essential resources for food purchases. However, theinitiative has been criticized for not effectively observing thedietary requirements for individuals (Blumenthalet al. 2826).The policy suggestion would be incentivizing the program’sbeneficiaries to buy healthier food including both fruits andvegetables. Moreover, it will involve the increment of the level ofbenefits for each family.
Firstof all, grocery bags will be introduced in a way that they consist ofmost of the dietary requirements by the households. It will comealong with limited amounts of unhealthy stuff such as sugarybeverages. In fact, participants will be required to request for thepackages with complete content to ensure that they meet theirnutritional requirements. In this case, the funding they will haveacquired from the program should be sufficient for such undertakings.
Ibelieve that I am an expert in advocating for healthy living becauseI have read and experienced people living with conditions that couldhave been prevented by eating balanced diets. One of the disorders isobesity that has affected a huge number in the United States. Ibelieve that it is time that all SNAP associated stores beginpromoting the need for health food stuffs. The process will encourageindividuals to eat balanced diets. The grocery bags will also be ofmuch help as it brings in all types of healthy food required by theparticipants.
Allin all, I would wish to urge the federal government to be extensivelyinvolved in boosting the SNAP program through increased incentivesand support. It has been proven as one of the most effective ways oferadicating poverty and hunger in this country. I would suggest thatthe grocery bags come with less or no fees to ensure that thebeneficiaries can afford the same.
Blumenthal,Susan J., Elena E. Hoffnagle, Cindy W. Leung, Hayley Lofink, Helen H.Jensen, Susan B. Foerster, Lilian WY Cheung, Marion Nestle, andWalter C. Willett. "Strategies to Improve the Dietary Quality ofSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Beneficiaries: AnAssessment of Stakeholder Opinions." PublicHealth Nutrition 17,no. 12 (2014): 2824-2833. Retrieved fromhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4014633/
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