SNAP

August 4, 2016

Where does a family get their food?

When investigating how best to improve diet quality among Americans, one way we can gain insight into their nutritional behavior is to analyze how and where families get food. A recent report by the USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) reports these on average weekly food spending. The study includes data from over 4,800 households collected during […]

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March 22, 2016

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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