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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy

Description:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the USDA, serving more than 46 million low-income Americans per year, at a cost of more than $75 billion. The goals of SNAP are to improve participants' food security and access to a healthy diet. The USDA asked the IOM and the National Research Council to consider whether it is feasible to objectively define the adequacy of SNAP allotments that meet the program goals and, if so, to outline the data and analyses needed to support and evidence-based assessment of SNAP adequacy. The committee outlines its findings, conclusions, and recommendations in this new report. 

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Institute of Medicine

Submitted:

01/24/2013

Modified:

01/30/2013

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