How to make food benefit cards more effective

by Sifter
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Judy Seybold
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MS, RDN, LD, CLC
April 30, 2024
April 30, 2024
Food benefit cards offer many advantages, but there's room for improvement. Too often, card users aren't sure which grocery products are covered — until they reach the checkout counter. And this can impede usage.

Smart scanning technology from Sifter can make benefit card use frictionless and frustration-free.

Sifter's Food as Medicine platform includes accurate barcode scanning that can be easily integrated into any food benefits program. Cardholders use their smartphone to scan grocery products and learn — on the spot and in an instant — whether the food will be covered by their benefit. No more guessing, and no more surprises at checkout.

Sifter can also strengthen the integrity of your food benefit program through best-in-class approved product lists (APLs), customized to restrict spending to foods that support chronic health conditions, from diabetes to kidney disease to food allergies. Our sophisticated technology creates APLs at the UPC level, including where eligible grocery products can be purchased by zip code.

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