Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security

Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security

Published: Aug 30, 2013
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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Associated Project

SNAP Food Security

Time frame: 2010-2014

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Clients
USDA
Authors

Jim Ohls

Laura Castner

Betsy Santos

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to more than 47 million low-income Americans every month. It aims to reduce hunger by facilitating beneficiaries’ access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle, otherwise known as "food security." Our study conducted for the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that SNAP participation is associated with improved food security. The study is the largest and most rigorous one to date examining the effect of SNAP on food security.

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