Hunger, SNAP, & WIC

Despite our wealth as a nation, hunger and food insecurity continue to be significant problems. This module provides information on the ways in which hunger and food insecurity are measured and defined, and information about two important anti-hunger programs: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. 

At the conclusion of this video series, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the way in which the Census Bureau defines and measures food insecurity. 

  2. Understand the history, structure, functioning, and importance of SNAP and WIC and the populations that each program serves. 

  3. Apply a critical lens to how each policy helps meet basic human needs and promotes familial and community well-being and economic and social justice.

Components of the video series:*

  • Hunger & Food Insecurity

  • SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • SNAP: History & Development

  • SNAP: The Big Picture

  • SNAP for Social Work Practice

  • Living on SNAP: The 'Food Stamps' Experiment

  • Something WIC This Way Comes

  • WIC Essentials

  • Strengths and Weaknesses of WIC

∞ Closing Thoughts

* An extensive reference section is also available for download

Estimated Time to Complete video series: 2.5 hours (2.5 CE credits)

Note: All course content must be viewed and an evaluation completed before the CE certificate can be issued.

Price: $25

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Hunger, SNAP & WIC

    • SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    • Hunger & Food Insecurity

    • Living on SNAP: The 'Food Stamps' Experiment

    • SNAP: History & Development

    • SNAP: The Big Picture

    • SNAP for Social Work Practice

    • Something WIC This Way Comes

    • WIC Essentials

    • Strengths and Weaknesses of WIC

    • Covid, Hunger & SNAP

    • Closing Thoughts

    • References

    • Evaluation

You may also be interested in...

  • $40.00

    $40.00Highlights of Social Welfare History - CE Course

    Buy Now
  • $55.00

    $55.00Poverty: America's Enduring Disgrace - CE Course

    Buy Now

About the instructor

Founder, OfCourse!

Miguel Ferguson

Hello, my name is Miguel Ferguson. For about 20 years I taught courses in Social Welfare Policy, Poverty, and Social Justice in leading schools of social work around the country. I founded OfCourse! to make dynamic information on these topics accessible to social work students and faculty. OfCourse! Content is engaging and up to date, and can be used to enhance instruction across the social work curriculum: In the classroom, as a virtual textbook, online, or as part of a distance learning program. Now, more than ever, it's important that Social Work Students are competent policy practitioners with both the knowledge of current policies and programs and the skills to engage in policy change. OfCourse! materials are designed to make that happen, and are a great aid to busy faculty who want to provide top-notch content. With OfCourse! the only limit is your imagination!