With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
Stressing out about potentially losing benefits can prolong financial instability. Solving this problem will help low-paid workers and everyone else.
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.
Medicaid and Medicare benefits appear safe for now. But SNAP food assistance and many other programs could be disrupted.
A new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short when it comes to solutions.
A White House Council concluded that the war on poverty is "largely over." But, while poverty among seniors has declined, poverty among adults and children as changed little over the last 40 years.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
SNAP and its precursors have weathered plenty of efforts to shrink the safety net. Its decades of bipartisan support make it likely to survive this one.
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
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.
Food assistance – like SNAP benefits – can have far-ranging impacts on a person's health and well-being.
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 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.