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Pass the greens, please! Good food is not a luxury; it’s a fundamental right. Nutrition assistance programs are a critical tool to help busy families eat well on a budget.

The Change

Everyone deserves nourishing food. For more than 40 million of Americans on a tight food budget, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, is vital to putting fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. Many farmers markets accept SNAP benefits, and some offer incentives that double customers’ fresh produce dollars.

Change Maker: Rachel Bolden-Kramer, author of My Food Stamps Cookbook, with her daughter Issa

In addition to access to affordable food, basic food know-how is essential for families to prepare low-cost nourishing meals. After witnessing her family and community struggle with understanding nutrition and options for sustaining healthy lives with limited incomes, social justice activist, writer, and mother Rachel Bolden-Kramer wrote My Food Stamps Cookbook, a creative guide to eating well on a budget. She encourages healthy eating to be a family affair, and offers wellness education for preparing meals that are equally nutritious, delicious, and affordable.

With some fundamental kitchen skills up your sleeve, you can feel empowered to transform a few simple fresh ingredients into a healthy meal on any budget.



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