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SNAP & WIC

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  • 1. GROUP 1  Patience Hall: Grocery Store Products and Availability  Gabrielle Stern: Organic vs. Conventional Produce  Chelsie Pauletti: Social Trends in Organic Foods and Diets in Our Culture/Society  Darnell Tucker: Fast Food  Maryann Sanchez: Federal Nutrition Programs: WIC & SNAP  Allen Craig: Media Influence on Public Perception of Health and Federal Government Efforts Against Child Obesity
  • 2. Federal Nutrition Programs: Women, Infants, and Children & Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program By Maryann Sanchez
  • 3. Women, Infants, and Children/WIC WIC is a Federal grant program which targets population who are lowincome and nutritionally at risk.  Who benefits?  Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and nonbreastfeeding postpartum women, and children up to their 5th birthday  Facts:  WIC serves 53% of all infants born in the United States.  Assists:  Promotes breastfeeding  Provides supplemental foods  Healthcare referrals  Nutrition education
  • 4. Florida Annual State Level Data: 2012 (Data as of October 17, 2013)  WIC PROGRAM: TOTAL PARTICIPATION 495,405  WIC PROGRAM: FOOD COST $265,204,461  WIC PROGRAM: NUTRITION SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS $95,588,648  WIC PROGRAM: AVERAGE MONTHLY BENEFIT PER PERSON $44.61
  • 5. Visual used by Florida Department of health in Broward County
  • 6. Visuals & Demographics • Visuals are used by grocery store owners to communicate with WIC assisted members of South Florida communities. • These signs can be found in stores such as Walmart Supercenters, Publix, Sedano’s Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie throughout South Florida according to a list of vendors provided by the Florida Department of Health. However, these sings are less conspicuous in low-income areas, for example, parts of Hollywood (east), parts of Miami, Hallandale, etc.
  • 7. The use of visual by the Florida Health Department to provide instruction on how to read and understand a WIC check
  • 8. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Florida  SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program) puts healthy food within reach for 3.6 million Floridians each month via an Electronic Benefit Transfer/EBT card used to purchase food at most grocery stores.  SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.  SNAP is the largest program in the fight against domestic hunger in the United States. The logo for SNAP
  • 9. Florida SNAP Annual State Level Data (Data as of October 17, 2013)  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS: $5,592,221,094  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: AVERAGE MONTHLY PARTICIPATION: 3,353,064  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: AVERAGE MONTHLY BENEFIT PER HOUSEHOLD: $255.24  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: AVERAGE MONTHLY BENEFIT PER PERSON: $138.98
  • 10. Foods You Can Buy With Food Assistance Benefits/SNAP  Breads  Cereals  Fruits  Vegetables  Meats  Fish  Poultry  Dairy  Plants and seeds to grow food for your household to eat
  • 11. Visual anthropology in South Florida communities communicating on the use of SNAP
  • 12. Food Assistant Benefits Decreased  Effective November 1, 2013, Food Assistant benefits decreased due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (a.k.a. the Stimulus Plan).  In Florida, nearly one in five residents is on food stamps  In 2008, before the recession, Floridians received nearly $1.8 billion in SNAP benefits. By 2012, it was $5.6 billion.  Nearly 3.6 million Floridians received SNAP benefits in June, more than twice the 1.45 million who got them five years ago before the economy tanked.
  • 13. The use of media to communicate Food Stamp/SNAP cuts affecting Floridians
  • 14. Information for Florida Food Stamps/SNAP and WIC http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/outreach/states/florida.htm DCF Headquarters 1317 Winewood Blvd. Building 1, Room 202 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 Phone: (850) 487-1111 Fax: (850) 922-2993 http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/wic/ Contact the Florida WIC Program 1-800-342-3556 Mailing Address 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A16 Tallahassee FL 32399