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The Resource Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy, Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on National Statistics ; Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine, Editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy, Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on National Statistics ; Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine, Editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy
Title
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Title remainder
examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on National Statistics ; Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine, Editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"For many Americans who live at or below the poverty threshold, access to healthy foods at a reasonable price is a challenge that often places a strain on already limited resources and may compel them to make food choices that are contrary to current nutritional guidance. To help alleviate this problem, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers a number of nutrition assistance programs designed to improve access to healthy foods for low-income individuals and households. The largest of these programs is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program, which today serves more than 46 million Americans with a program cost in excess of $75 billion annually. The goals of SNAP include raising the level of nutrition among low-income households and maintaining adequate levels of nutrition by increasing the food purchasing power of low-income families. In response to questions about whether there are different ways to define the adequacy of SNAP allotments consistent with the program goals of improving food security and access to a healthy diet, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a study to examine the feasibility of defining the adequacy of SNAP allotments, specifically: the feasibility of establishing an objective, evidence-based, science-driven definition of the adequacy of SNAP allotments consistent with the program goals of improving food security and access to a healthy diet, as well as other relevant dimensions of adequacy; and data and analyses needed to support an evidence-based assessment of the adequacy of SNAP allotments. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy reviews the current evidence, including the peer-reviewed published literature and peer-reviewed government reports. Although not given equal weight with peer-reviewed publications, some non-peer-reviewed publications from nongovernmental organizations and stakeholder groups also were considered because they provided additional insight into the behavioral aspects of participation in nutrition assistance programs. In addition to its evidence review, the committee held a data gathering workshop that tapped a range of expertise relevant to its task."--Publisher's description
Dewey number
363.8/830973
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (U.S.)
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  • Caswell, Julie A.,
  • Yaktine, Ann L.,
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (U.S.)
  • Food relief
  • Food security
  • Nutrition
Label
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy, Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on National Statistics ; Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine, Editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
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Publication
Copyright
Note
" ... the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [was] formerly called the Food Stamp Program ..."--Page 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction and conceptual framework -- History, background, and goals of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- Food security and access to a healthy diet in low-income populations -- Individual, household, and environmental factors affecting food choices and access -- Impact of program design on allotment adequacy -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
ocn830028512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309262958
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830028512
Label
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : examining the evidence to define benefit adequacy, Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on National Statistics ; Julie A. Caswell and Ann L. Yaktine, Editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Note
" ... the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [was] formerly called the Food Stamp Program ..."--Page 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction and conceptual framework -- History, background, and goals of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- Food security and access to a healthy diet in low-income populations -- Individual, household, and environmental factors affecting food choices and access -- Impact of program design on allotment adequacy -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
ocn830028512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309262958
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830028512

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