S.1717: SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2019

Overview

The SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act would allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use benefits to purchase multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements.

The House version of this bill is H.R. 3142.

Talking Points

  • Dietary supplements can ensure individuals get all the vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy diet.
  • The National Assembly supports the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act because access to a healthy diet allows every family to reach their full potential, improving all communities.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

S.1717

Date Introduced

June 05, 2019

Committee

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled

Sponsor

Sen. Tim Scott

Co Sponsors