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Building a Healthy America: A Profile of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Resource type
Research type
Assessing/Improving Operations
Food Security
Nutrition Education
Participation Characteristics
Participation Rates
Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Policy Analysis
Promoting Healthy Eating
SNAP Benefit Use
Resource Materials

As the time for reauthorization of SNAP again approaches, it is useful to take stock of its accomplishments, identify those features that have contributed to its success, and look for new opportunities to strengthen operations to achieve program goals more fully. To that end, this is a summary of past research on program operations and outcomes.

Page updated: February 16, 2023