Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) - Selected Research Reports

Last Published: 08/21/2015

The following USDA research reports provide recent information on dietary intakes of SNAP participants as well as a behavioral economic perspective on food choices of nutrition assistance program participants.

Diet Quality of Americans by Food Stamp Participation Status
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 - July 2008

Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants – July 2007

Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices? An Economic Perspective - September 2007

GAO Report: FOOD STAMP PROGRAM:  Options for Delivering Financial Incentives to  Participants for Purchasing Targeted Foods

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