Despite the stereotypes, most obese Americans aren’t poor.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
Losing welfare benefits when they’re between jobs can plunge nursing home aides into extreme economic hardship.
Only very low-income Americans who are working or looking for work are eligible for federal, time-limited welfare dollars. This restriction doesn't always help them get back on their feet.
About 13 percent of American households have low or very low food security.
Food assistance – like SNAP benefits – can have far-ranging impacts on a person's health and well-being.
SNAP helps millions of Americans get food on their tables.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy. As research indicates that it's working well, this drive to defund is baffling experts.
The Trump administration wants to shrink the safety net.
The best way to assess a program's effectiveness is see how well it meets the goals for which it was created. Maybe someone could tell the Trump administration.