Thursday, February 25, 2021

Webinar: The Implications of The Proposed Changes To SNAP

When: Friday, February 26th, 11 am EST


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial element of the health and welfare safety net in the United States. The purpose of SNAP is to provide low-income eligible households enough money to reach the cost of a nutritious diet.

The current SNAP is undergoing changes that include a 20.3% increase in total monthly SNAP benefits and President Biden's interest in reassessing the Thrifty Food Plan's (TFP) method of determining SNAP benefits. Thus, C-FARE felt it is time to follow up on a topic we discussed in August 2020.

Therefore, C-FARE decided to host a follow-up event to our August webinar and invite a panel of scholars to present on SNAP and TFP on Friday, February 26th at 11 am EST.

Our panel of speakers consists of three experts who have studied SNAP and other food policy effects and will be moderated by Sean Cash, C-FARE's Board member, and the Bergstrom Foundation Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

  • Shewana McSwain serves The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as the Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) Outreach coordinator.
  • Parke Wilde is a Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. 
  • George Davis is a Professor at Virginia Tech in the Departments of Ag. & Applied Economics and Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.


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