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Food Expenditures and Diet Quality Among Low-Income Household and Individuals

Last Modified: 11/13/2013
Thursday, July 1, 2010

The purpose of this study is to identify whether spending more money on food leads Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other low-income households to purchase and consume more nutritious foods. Specifically, the study analyzed the percentage and absolute change in diet-quality measures that are associated with a 10-percent increase in food expenditures for SNAP participants and income-eligible nonparticipants (i.e., with incomes under 130 percent of poverty). The study also seeks to identify other factors or household characteristics that may affect this relationship.

Promoting Healthy Eating
SNAP Benefit Use