Obama used Spanish Soap Opera to Push Food Stamps

USDA used Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens

MYTH BUSTER: MYTH: OTHER PEOPLE WILL KNOW I USE SNAP FACT
FACT: THE SNAP EBT CARD MAKES IT DISCREET

:15 SECONDS MANDATORY INTRO

SFX: FOOD SCANNER IN THE BACKGROUND.

ANNCR: The United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, and its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, are proud to present the radio mini-series “HOPE PARK” (The Park of Hope). Enjoy the show while you savor a delicious tuna fish sandwich.
Let’s begin!

ebt-signThe government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps.The majority of the episodes end with the announcer encouraging the listener to tune in again to see if the skeptic applies for benefits or learns to understand the importance of food stamps to their health.

“Will Claudia convince Ramon to apply for SNAP?” the announcer exclaims at the end of a standard episode titled “The Poet,” “Don’t miss our next episode of ‘HAPPINESS PARK.’”

Listen to “The Poet”:

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