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House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Nutrition
Hearing on The Past and Future of SNAP: Developing and Using Evidence-Based Solutions (July 15, 2015)

FRAC President Jim Weill shared a mountain of evidence with the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition about the critical role the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in reducing hunger, alleviating poverty and supporting family economic stability for millions of Americans — including seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families with children, as well as unemployed and low-paid workers.


Statements before the Institute of Medicine

Institute of Medicine – June 6, 2013
Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention, Workshop on Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight
Town Hall Panel 2: “Making Healthy Foods and Beverages Available: Combating Inequities in the Food and Beverage Environments of Ethnic Minority and Low Income Communities”

Town Hall Panel 6: “Upgrading Food and Physical Activity Options Before, During, and After School in Low-income Neighborhoods”

Institute of Medicine – March 28, 2012
Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments
FRAC, D.C. Hunger Solutions, and Children’s Health Watch testified before the committee as part of a meeting to examine issues and questions concerned with defining the adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

  • James Weill, President, FRAC
  • Alexandra Ashbrook, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions
  • Amanda Breen, PhD, Research Coordinator, Children’s HealthWatch and the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel University School of Public Health