Working Paper: A SNAP in Time: ABAWD Work Requirements
Justin Shaw and Dr. Neal H. Hooker
Time limits on SNAP eligibility are being reintroduced. Using county administrative data from
Franklin County, Ohio for FFY 2015 the able-bodied adult without dependent (ABAWD)
population is described. Most at risk for food insecurity this group faces the strictest work
requirements. 32% of the total 43,000 clients served by SNAP were not covered by a work
exemption (60% male). The largest exempt group was 30-39 females, with a dependent child 6-
18 years old. Implications are presented for those in the 20+ states reintroducing time limits in
2016. Broader concerns over the non-profit emergency feeding networks in these states are
Dietary Guidelines Summit at the National Geographic headquarters
On May 28, 2015, food and nutrition experts gathered in Washington recently for the Dietary Guidelines Summit hosted by Ohio State's Food Innovation Center and sponsored by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The summit featured several panels discussing topics ranging from the upcoming release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to how the American public can better digest nutrition policy.
Click here to watch a video of the summit.
Growing Food Connections Food Policy Database to Help Communities Strengthen their Food Systems
The Growing Food Connections Policy Database is a searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues: rural and urban food production, farmland protection, transfer of development rights, food aggregation and distribution infrastructure, local food purchasing and procurement, healthy food access, food policy councils, food policy coordination, food system metrics, tax reductions and exemptions for food infrastructure, and much more.
Growing Food Connections Policy Database
Food Policy Series: David M. Kaplan: “Food Technology Narratives”
David M. Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. He is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Food and Agriculture Ethics, editor of The Philosophy of Food, and currently writing a book titled Food Philosophy. His research focuses on the relationship between food and technology. Click here to download the slides used in his presentation.
"What's the Big Deal? The Ethics of Public Private Partnerships Related to Food and Health"
Jonathan Marks, Pennsylvania State University, Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy; Director, Bioethics Program; Associate Director, Rock Ethics Institute, talked about the ethics of public private partnerships and their relationship to food and health. A draft of Marks’ paper addressing this topic may be downloaded here.
His PowerPoint presenetation can be downloaded here.
The Sustainability Consortium
Click here to download a PDF of Jon Johnson’s PowerPoint presentation on The Sustainability Consortium. Professor Jonson is the Walton College Professorship of Sustainability, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas.
Parke Wilde, Tufts University
"Not just for farmers: Six ways that agriculture programs affect food, nutrition, and the environment”
Chris Peters, Tufts University
"Capacity for meeting food needs with local and regional production: Tales from the Northeast U.S.”