PUBLIC BENEFITS: FOOD/NUTRITION


The center focuses on health care access, immigrants' access to services, food and nutrition, the state's eligibility and enrollment system, and TANF.

Recent Food/Nutrition Publications

Immigrant Benefits Update (08/12/2003)
In 2002, Congress passed a law that restored eligibility for Food Stamps to legal immigrants with five years of residency in the United States and to all legal immigrant children, regardless of their length of residency in the country. The first of these restorations took effect on April 1, 2003, with the restoration for legal immigrant children to take effect on October 1, 2003.

Texas Awarded $29.1 Million for Food Stamp Program Management (07/16/2003)
This Policy Page explains the enhanced funding process and the impact that ending these important outreach efforts will have on low-income families and Texas.

Texas, U.S. Face Paradoxical Nutrition Problems (07/10/2003)
In the richest nation on earth, 13 million children do not always get enough to eat. At the same time, in an alarming, paradoxical trend, childhood obesity has joined childhood hunger on the list of serious threats to kids' nutritional health.

Flyer: More Legal Immigrants Than Ever Are Eligible to Buy Food Stamps (07/1/2003)
Details on immigrant food stamp eligibility.

Flyer: More Legal Immigrants Than Ever Are Eligible to Buy Food Stamps (En Espanol) (07/1/2003)
Details on immigrant food stamp eligibility.

Testimony on School Nutrition Programs (04/1/2003)
I am here representing the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization that works on behalf of low and moderate-income Texans, to testify in support of SB 474. While the center supports all of the provisions in this bill, my testimony focuses on the sections relating to expanding, supporting, and maintaining participation in the School Breakfast Program.

Testimony on Finger Imaging for Food Stamps (03/31/2003)
Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, I am here representing the Center for Public Policy Prioritiesâ€"a non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization seeking sound solutions to the challenges faced by low- and moderate-income Texans. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today in favor of House Bill 712.

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