Prepare a 8 slides with speakers notes presenting the 100 percent point of purchase incentives for SNAP recipients to increase purchases and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Assignment instructions below. “Presentation should be appropriate for sharing in a public community forum. To this end, be sure to avoid technical jargon and acronyms. In the presentation, you will also use speaker’s notes.” The powerpoint is based on the following items from a Memorandum of Understanding.
1. Implementation of the 100 percent point of purchase incentives will be supplied by The Grocery Store. Incentives will be immediately awarded to SNAP recipients at point of purchase for qualifying fruit and vegetable items. Qualifying fruit and vegetable foods will be highlighted and marked at store locations to alert SNAP shoppers.
2. The Escambia County Department of Health will provide epidemiologists to collect, analysis, and report the findings of the incentive program. The qualifying purchases will be tracked through EBT card transactions and awarded incentives at point of purchase. The Grocery Store will provide transaction records for analysis.
3. Cost-benefit analysis of the program will be weighed against the burden of chronic disease related to poor nutrition on community health and the local healthcare systems through epidemiological studies conducted by the Escambia County Department of Health.
Topic Background: In 2021, Feeding America reported the food insecurity rate in Escambia County, Florida to be 17.9 percent, more than three percent higher than the state average (Cole, 2023). The USDA (2021) reported the most significant obstacle to the purchase of healthy foods by SNAP recipients was rising food costs. Over 61 percent of SNAP recipients often report they are forced to choose quantity of food to make it last longer over nutritious choices that are healthier (USDA, 2021). This initiative will serve to offer incentives to SNAP recipients to increase the purchase and home availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition in the daily diets of those receiving SNAP benefits. The project serves to reduce barriers to consistent and nutritious meals served at home for SNAP participants. A large-scale study under the program Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives program (FINI) indicates the study population increased fruit and vegetable purchases by 12 to 16 percent with 82 percent of point of purchase incentives redeemed for additional qualifying fruit and vegetable purchases (FNS, 2023). In addition, the USDA has invested $25 million to expand on the healthy incentives program for SNAP recipients to purchase more fruits and vegetables (2023). References include: FNS. (2023, December 13). Snap healthy incentives. Food and Nutrition Service U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA. (2021, June 23). USDA releases study on hurdles to healthy eating on snap. USDA. (2023, January 19). USDA invests $25 million to expand healthy incentives in snap. Food and Nutrition Service U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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