Its a SNAP

Karen Jones  |  8/5/2014 11:18:13 PM

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Snap, Crackle and Pop launched a puffed rice cereal, making it a household name back in the 1940s. When milk was poured over the breakfast cereal, one could hear the sound erupt. Around that same time, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace and the program's first administrator Milo Perkins proposed a program for food assistance in the United States by issuing food stamps. Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the food stamp program) is referred to as SNAP. There are nutrition agents with the LSU AgCenter Extension Service in two urban parishes: Jefferson and Orleans that have a commitment to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), providing nutrition education to SNAP eligible audiences. The nutrition education goal is to provide educational programs that increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood of all SNAP recipients making healthy food choices consistent with the most recent dietary advice reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate. To learn more about SNAP and how to apply for benefits, click here.

To obtain more information on the dietary guidelines, visit this website. To expand your knowledge of MyPlate, check out ChooseMyPlate.gov. Snap, Crackle and Pop have changed over the years, and so have the supplement food programs offered in the United States. SNAP nutrition education in Jefferson and Orleans Parish is committed to serving the residents of these parishes with research-based nutrition information to improve knowledge to enable residents to make healthy food choices in the future. To learn more about the programs the LSU AgCenter offers, click here.

Sources:

LSU AgCenter
USDA Food and Nutrition Services
USDA Choose MyPlate
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
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