This resource guide aims to improve the state and local use of federal nutrition programs and help states leverage substantial additional federal nutrition dollars. As millions of families and thousands of communities strive to move from a deep recession to a sustained economic recovery, officials can use the strategies outlined in this guide to make “smart choices” and maximize federal nutrition benefits. Advocates can use the strategies to prioritize suggestions to policymakers and help guide efforts to improve the breadth and depth of the programs.
Section One: SNAP/Food Stamp Policy Options Especially Effective in Helping Working Families and the Newly Jobless
Section Two: SNAP/Food Stamp Policy Options Especially Effective in Helping Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities
Section Three: SNAP/Food Stamp Policy Options to Increase Benefits For All Low-Income Households and Reduce Agency Workloads
Section Four: SNAP/Food Stamp Policy Options for Agency Workload Reduction
Section Seven: Increasing Participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program