The Future of SNAP?
Improving Nutrition Policy to Ensure Health and Food Equity
This brief summarizes key points and critical questions about the “Future of SNAP,” highlighting approaches to improve nutrition policy to ensure health and food equity nationwide. This summary emerged from a workshop held in May 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley, which brought together leading researchers from UC Berkeley and other universities, as well as representatives from respected non-profit organizations and government agencies. The “Future of SNAP” workshop was hosted by the Berkeley Food Institute, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, with additional input and expertise from scholars at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the University of California Division of Natural Resources.
The following policy brief is intended to serve as a launching point for ideas moving forward and future research in creating a more equitable food system.