Many SNAP families buy groceries less often and purchase highly processed food because of many of restrictions—no car, time, or cooking know-how. Research suggests SNAP recipients gain weight on food stamps, and BMI increases the longer enrolled. We need a change to empower low-income families to consume healthful foods.
Families are more likely to choose foods that are compatible with long term health goals if purchasing decisions are made before shopping. With a cookbook written to enable budgets (rather than demean them), and lists that practice planning, this 3 part system educates while establishing a method that becomes second nature.