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Researcher Profile: Dr. Elizabeth Racine

Dr. Racine is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the College of Health and Human Services at UNC-Charlotte. She is interested in understanding the incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among different populations and in evaluating the impact of food assistance programs on diet quality and food security. Her research is focused on the evaluation […]

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The Interaction Between SNAP and Medicaid

Over the course of this year, 500,000 to 1 million of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be cut from their benefits. This drastic change is due to the decision in 23 states to bring back a three-month limit on food assistance benefits for unemployed adults who are not disabled or raising children.[1] In the areas affected, even active […]

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The Real Price of Eating Healthy

The socioeconomic discrepancies when it comes to nutrition are blatant. Lower income families on average eat less fruits vegetables, and have less healthy food purchases overall.

Source: The Guardian

Traditionally, this linkage has been attributed to the higher cost of nutrient-dense foods. According to a study by the University of Washington, energy-dense items cost on average $1.76 per 1,000 calories, compared to […]

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