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SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make certain multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, and for other purposes.

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06/05/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/05/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 06/05/2019

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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry06/05/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/05/2019)

SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2019

This bill allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits to be used to purchase multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements for home consumption.

Specifically, the supplements (1) must provide at least half of the vitamins and minerals for which the National Academy of Medicine establishes dietary reference intakes at 50% or more of the daily value for the intended life stage per daily serving, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration; and (2) may not exceed the tolerable upper intake levels for those nutrients for which an established tolerable upper intake level is determined by the National Academy of Medicine.

The bill amends the definition of "staple food" to exclude multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements.