In Washington state, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC) recently led a Voices for Healthy Kids-supported campaign around the state’s SNAP incentives pilot programming. Read on for more details.
Did you know the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) boosts the local economy? Every $5 spent using SNAP generates as much as $9 in economic activity.
In Washington State, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC) recently led a Voices for Healthy Kids–supported campaign around the state’s SNAP incentives pilot programming. COPC focused on the economic development benefits of SNAP incentive programs to advocate for funding in the 2019-2021 Washington State budget.
After strategically developing messaging that focused on the business benefits of SNAP incentives, advocates successfully influenced the budget to include $2.5 million for produce incentives for people who are eligible for SNAP.
Read their story here.
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@COPCWA coached #SNAP incentive advocates on effective outreach and messaging and equipped them with fact sheets, policy updates, and template letters of support to get the job done. http://bit.ly/2MjbrCd @Voices4HK