The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

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Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011

April 22, 2014
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April 22, 2014

The Real Cost of a Health Diet, examined the affordability and accessibility of healthy food in three types of stores in Philadelphia.  The study showed that families of four who receive the maximum SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit experience a $2,352 annual shortfall and that more than a third of the food items were missing across all store types.  Protecting SNAP's existing entitlement structure is critical to ensuring that families continue to get the support they need to provide healthy food for their children.

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