Snap, Crackle and Pop launched a puffed rice cereal, making it a household name back in the 1940’s. 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 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 the USDA MyPlate.
Snap, Crackle and Pop have changed over the years, and so has the supplement food programs offered in the United States. The SNAP Nutrition Education programs in Jefferson and Orleans Parish are committed to serving the residents of these parishes with research-based nutrition information to enable residents to make healthy food choices in the future.