Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of SNAP benefits on young children.
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Boost to SNAP Benefits Protected Young Children’s Health
Children’s HealthWatch research shows that the SNAP benefit increase instituted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act protected young children’s health. In the two years after the benefit increase, children in families receiving SNAP were significantly more likely to be classified as ‘well children’ than young children whose families were eligible for but did not receive SNAP. Sustaining the April 2009 benefit increase will promote the health and well-being of America’s youngest and most vulnerable children.