Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Child Food Security

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Child Food Security

Published: Apr 30, 2014
Publisher: Pediatrics, vol. 133, no. 4
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Associated Project

SNAP Food Security

Time frame: 2010-2014

Prepared for:

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

Authors

Julie Worthington

Key Findings

Key Findings:

The study found children in households that had participated in SNAP for 6 months experienced improvements in food security.

This article estimates the effect of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on children’s food security using data from the largest national survey of food security of SNAP participants to date. The study found children in households that had participated in SNAP for 6 months experienced improvements in food security. On the basis of these findings, we conclude SNAP serves a vital role in improving the health and well-being of low-income children by increasing food security.

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