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Last Updated: January 29, 2014

Topic: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Overview:

It is critical that every American have the basic resources necessary to purchase and prepare a nutritionally adequate diet. For many in the U.S. who live in households that face a constant struggle against hunger, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides vital assistance in meeting that goal. At times, policy makers and political groups that would limit food choice for consumers dependent on SNAP funding.

Statement:

NCA is a member of the Coalition for Preserving Food Choice in SNAP as the confectionery believes that Congress and the Administration should maintain the integrity of SNAP and oppose program changes that would limit consumer food choices. The SNAP program is already complex and limiting consumer choice would create additional hurdles for recipients that may cause stigma and result in confusion and non-participation. NCA supports protecting food choice in SNAP and believes that efforts should focus on nutrition assistance, access and outreach.