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The Physicians Committee

government and food policy

Doctors Say House Farm Bill Is Missing Plan for Improving SNAP Nutrition

The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members—says that the House Agriculture Committee’s draft farm bill released on April 12 lacks a concrete plan for providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants good nutrition. The group is calling on Chairman Mike Conaway to incorporate the group’s Healthy Staples plan.

Doctors Support Bipartisan Policy Center’s Call for SNAP to Focus on ‘Healthy Nutrition’

WASHINGTON—The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members—supports recommendations in a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center that calls on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to congressionally  mandate a focus on diet quality and healthy nutrition, including encouraging increased  consumption of fruits and vegetables.