Month: August 2021

College Students & SNAP

Universities are open and students are back on campus full time. Food insecurity, the lack of sufficient food to eat, is a significant issue among the college population. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) isn’t just for families. SNAP can assist single college students as well. If you are a college student or know one,[…] Read More

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Beet and Apple Salad

Beets are officially in season in North Carolina! If you’ve ever struggled on deciding what to do with this plant/vegetable, then this blog is for you. Beets are a popular root plant/vegetable which can be used in a variety of ways. Beets are a vegetable that can be boiled or served cold. Like any other[…] Read More

A Deeper Look into SNAP Participants

The Census Bureau’s examination of the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) found that 92% of children who receive SNAP receive have at least one additional form of assistance.  Around 33% of these children with SNAP receive at least two additional forms of assistance.  Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program was the most common companion[…] Read More

SNAP Promotes Healthy Eating

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the findings of a 2018 joint study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council. The overall findings of the study can be found in the infographic below. The findings illustrate the importance of More In My Basket (MIMB) and similar programs. Notably,[…] Read More

Black Bean & Rice Salad

Black beans and rice is the perfect side dish. It’s simple but full of flavor and easy to make. You can also add additional items to make this an entree!

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