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Texas summer pandemic food benefits for families include a one-time benefit of $375 per eligible child

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a third round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer P-EBT, which covers June through August, provides a one-time benefit of $375 per eligible child and can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to pay for groceries. The administration of summer P-EBT

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USDA to Permanently Boost Food Stamp Benefits by 25 Percent | Healthiest Communities Health News

By ASHRAF KHALIL and JOSH BOAK Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history.

Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries.

The increase coincides with the end of a 15 percent boost in SNAP benefits that was ordered

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Jennifer Aniston’s Diet: Benefits, Downsides, Fitness Routine

In addition to her acting chops, Jennifer Aniston is known for her youthful appearance and fit physique.

She often credits this to her diet and fitness routine, which she has opened up about in many interviews over the years.

This article reviews the main aspects of Jennifer Aniston’s diet and fitness routine, along with some of the key benefits and downsides.

Although she claims to have tried many fad diets in the past, Aniston notes that she now prefers a more balanced approach when it comes to eating and exercise.

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Aniston favors a non-diet approach and doesn’t have any

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You Spoke, We Listened: The Challenges of Purchasing Healthy Food with SNAP Benefits

Posted by Rich Lucas, Deputy Administrator for Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service in

Food and Nutrition

Aug 09, 2021

As directed by Congress in 2018, USDA is re-evaluating the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP)—the estimated cost of an affordable, nutritious diet. The TFP is used to calculate SNAP benefit levels. To complement the re-evaluation efforts and gather insights from those who will be impacted by the result, USDA recently hosted five listening sessions with SNAP participants, researchers, advocates, and others. Here’s some of what we heard:

Families are struggling to get enough food with current SNAP benefit levels: