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Empower IT Wins USDA Contract

Will Support Food Nutritional Services - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Bethesda, MD – September 18, 2012: Empower IT announces that the USDA’s Food Nutritional Service (FNS) recently awarded Empower IT a contract for the Uniform Coding of Food Data. Empower IT will develop a food categorization and reference system which will allow FNS staff to classify food data from multiple sources and integrate it with information from existing databases.

For the first time, purchases from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be integrated with USDA nutrition databases and surveys and thereby create a resource for FNS analysts to better understand the diet and nutritional impact of SNAP program precipitation. The SNAP program is the USDA’s largest nutrition assistance program which enables millions of low-income Americans to purchase groceries using an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card.

For more than 25 years, Empower IT has provided business intelligence and data analytic services to many Fortune 500 companies, public sector clients, associations, and non-profits. More information can be found at www.EmpowerIT.com.


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