Archives: SNAP

Oh, SNAP: Cuts to Food Assistance Benefits

On November 1, 850,000 Ohio households could find themselves with less to spend on food when SNAP loses some of its funding. In addition, House Republicans have proposed legislation shaving another $40 billion from the program. This hour we’ll talk about food assistance, get an update on the Farm Bill, and discuss how best to keep all Ohioans fed.

Live from the Public Health Farmers Market: The Farm Bill

We’re live at the 2013 Public Health Farmers Market, and what better location from which to discuss the Farm Bill? This year’s bill, which contains stripped-out nutrition programs and food stamp funding, has left many food banks wondering how they’ll fare. We’ll talk about what’s next for the nation’s farmers and those who rely on food assistance.

Wellness Wednesday: Cancer Kickstarter, SNAP Nutrition, Melanoma

Everyone knows buying healthy food can be expensive. In light of recent proposals to cut food stamp benefits, members of congress have been shopping on the average weekly benefit. This hour, we’ll assess the nutritional value of one staffer’s choices. We’ll also hear about a Kickstarter campaign that heals with humor, and how cancer makes scents.