USDA Proposes Policies to Improve Healthy Food Options for Low-income Families, Taking Comments

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Lack of access to healthy food options is a reality that many families in low-income neighborhoods face. The 2014 Farm bill required the USDA to develop rules that would require retailers accepting SNAP benefits to provide a greater offering of “staple food groups,” including fruit and  vegetables, dairy, grains, and meat, poultry and fish.

On February 16, 2016, the USDA-FNS announced the proposed rule.  The period for public comment will last 60 days. To submit a comment, click on this Federal Register link.