USDA Boosts Healthy Food Access, Sets New Standards for SNAP Retailers


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced final changes to increase access to healthy food choices for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The provisions in this rule require SNAP authorized retail establishments to offer a larger inventory and variety of healthy food options.”This final rule balances the need to improve the healthy staple foods available for purchase at participating stores, while maintaining food access for SNAP recipients in underserved rural and urban areas,” said Vilsack. Access the USDA Final Rule, here