Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Location Springfield Illinois
Organization Illinois Public Health Institute

This HIA informed the Illinois General Assembly’s deliberations on legislative proposals to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ban the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for purchasing sugar-sweetened beverages.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
  • Publication date:
    2014, January
  • Decision-making levels:
  • Sectors:
    Food and nutrition policy
  • Additional topic areas:
    Food and nutrition, Programs
  • Drivers of health:
    Access to healthy food, Diet and physical activity, Income and wealth
  • Affected populations:
    Economically disadvantaged
  • Community types:
  • Research methods:
    Literature review, Focus groups, Qualitative research
  • Funding source:
    Health Impact Project grantee