Monday, February 20, 2012

President's budget proposal restores nutrition funds

President Obama’s 2013 Budget proposals, unveiled on February 13th, included key nutrition components: restoration of cuts to SNAP benefits made in the 2010 child nutrition bill and scheduled to take place next year and the suspension for a fiscal year of time limits on benefits for certain unemployed, working-age, low-income adults without dependents.

Food Research and Action Center President Jim Weill reacted to the budget proposal, “As the nation recovers from the recession, tens of millions still struggle with hunger. In 2010 alone, nearly one in four households with children said there were times they were unable afford enough food for their households.  The President’s budget makes important investments in our nation’s nutrition safety net, and FRAC is committed to working with the Administration and with Congress to ensure that the programs are protected and improved.”

Follow this link to FRAC’s analysis of the proposed FY 2013 Budget provisions for federal nutrition and commodity programs and other safety net programs.

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