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Oh SNAP! Boosting benefits beats paternalism and promotes long-term health

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Oh SNAP! Boosting benefits beats paternalism and promotes long-term health

January 30, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

This Washington Post op-ed, by Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, highlights research that estimates that a $30 boost to SNAP benefits would increase vegetable consumption.  The authors conclude that SNAP is an important and effective program, "The program works. Strengthening it by boosting benefits would make it even more effective."