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Learn about government nutrition programs: what they are and who is eligible

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Government nutrition programs help low-income individuals and families obtain healthier diets.

Learn About Government Nutrition Programs

Learn whether you and members of your family are eligible for any of the government nutrition programs:

SNAP is the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps. The SNAP program provides eligible individuals and families with benefits that can be used for purchasing foods at stores and farmers markets.

WIC or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program provides federal grants to states so they can provide supplemental food vouchers, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant or breastfeeding women and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk, or the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

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The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Fact

In 2010, the USDA began the first ever Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP), a program that makes it easier for low-income Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables.
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