Change Indicator

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for children, 1999 —2001 in Maine

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for children, 1999 —2001

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

Supplement Nutrition Assistance provides food to children who live in families with low incomes. The numbers fluctuate with the economy and also with changes in eligibility.
Children who live in families who have sufficient food are said to have low food insecurity. This is associated with better outcomes in school and general health.
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Definition and Source



The number/percent of children ages 0-17 who were receiving Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during the time period specified for each year in the notes. The state total includes children whose county is unknown or who reside out of state.The numerator is the number of children under age 18 who received SNAP in December and the denominator is the number of children ages 0 17.


Data for 1999 through 2001 represent enrollments in October of those years.

Last Updated

July 2011