The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been a critical federal program addressing food insecurity in the United States. Over 44 million Americans used SNAP benefits in 2016, including approximately 16 million children. Recent evidence has emerged regarding the potential public health impact of SNAP and how the program might change to foster improved dietary choices. This talk will present evidence regarding the food choices of SNAP participants and discuss innovative solutions for how SNAP might integrate public health concepts into program design.

9:30am Public Health and SNAP: Looking Toward the 2018 Farm Bill
Eric B Rimm, ScD