April 20, 2022

High cost of groceries, low benefit allotments are main deterrents to healthy eating among Florida SNAP recipients

Florida Policy Institute writes:

"ORLANDO, Fla. – Floridians who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) face a myriad of barriers when it comes to purchasing nutritious food, according to a new report from the Florida Project. The results from a survey conducted of 341 SNAP recipients across the state were overwhelmingly consistent, with at least 50% of respondents stating that the price of nutritious food coupled with low benefit amounts made it difficult for them to buy healthy food.


In 2021, diverse stakeholders in Florida, with support from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, formed the Florida Project to explore new strategies for strengthening the nutrition and public health outcomes of SNAP participants. Project stakeholders include Florida Policy Institute (FPI) [emphasis added], Florida Impact to End Hunger, Central Florida Alliance to End Hunger, Concerned African Women Inc., Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger and Whole Child Leon."

Read more at midfloridanewspapers.com

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