Children’s HealthWatch’s Second Public Comment To Oppose The Proposed Changes To Categorical Eligibility In The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) During The Reopening Of The Comment Period

On October 31st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a second public comment on the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Reopening of Comment Period” published on July 24, 2019 and reopened on October 18, 2019. In light of new analyses, we continue to strongly oppose this rule change because recent revised analyses from the USDA demonstrate the catastrophic harm this rule change would have on the health and development of children by taking away access to school meals for nearly 1 million children, in addition to taking away their SNAP benefit.

To read the full first comment we submitted on September 16th, click here.