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SNAP Recipients Encouraged To Assess Food Needs

KNOXVILLE — For the first time in several decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising a guideline called the Thrifty Food Plan, which helps determine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits nationwide. The change goes into effect October 1, but University of Tennessee Extension professionals advise families to begin evaluating household food budgets now.

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