Snack industry leaders to meet with US lawmakers to discuss SNAP nutrition

By Gill Hyslop

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Every year, Snac International facilitates meetings between its members and Capitol Hill representatives to discuss how legislative policy is impacting the sector. Pic: GettyImages
Every year, Snac International facilitates meetings between its members and Capitol Hill representatives to discuss how legislative policy is impacting the sector. Pic: GettyImages

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Snac International’s annual Legislative Summit - taking place on 6-7 June in Washington, DC - will address pressing key policy issues that are shaping the snack food industry.

Over 45 manufacturers and suppliers are meeting with members of US Congress to dissect how policy affects business, including farm bill priorities such as SNAP choice (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and transportation challenges.

“It’s important for Congress to hear the first-hand experiences and understand the challenges snack food industry is having,”​ said Christine Cochran, CEO of Snac International.

“The Legislative Summit provides the opportunity to do so. Together, we can influence legislative and regulatory measures that help business and employees prosper.” 

Meeting with decisionmakers at the forefront of shaping legislation

Since its start in 1937, Snac has continually re-invented itself in step with the industry. Today, the association represents 400 companies from 55 countries worldwide, generating a great synergy of traditional, classic and healthy snack products across companies large and small, domestic and international.

The Legislative Summit is Snac’s annual opportunity for members to meet with Members of Congress to discuss the industry’s key issues and how legislative policy affects their business.

Last year’s event saw over 40 industry leaders heading to Capitol Hill to participate in over 60 meetings with Members of Congress that focussed on topics like labour, supply chain challenges, SNAP and sodium reduction, among others.

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