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Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis

Added Sugars in School Meals and Competitive Foods

This report responds to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which directs the FNS to provide a report on the amount of added sugars in school meals.

Resource | Research | Benefit Content/Cost

WIC Vendor Management Study: 2015 EBT Pilot

The WIC Vendor Management Study: 2015 Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Pilot examined compliance with program requirements and rates of violations among WIC EBT vendors in 2015 and tested a method to identify and measure errors that contribute to improper payments in an EBT environment.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

The Use of Supervised Job Search, Job Search Training, and Integrated Job Search in USDA SNAP E&T: Three Case Studies

SNAP state agencies must operate an employment and training (E&T) program for SNAP participants. States most commonly offer the supervised job search or job search training components. To better understand implementation of these components and their effects on participant outcomes, case studies were conducted in three states to examine processes and outcomes of supervised job search, job search training, and integrated job search within a vocational training component.

Resource | Federal Register Documents | Participation Characteristics

Comment Request - Family Day Care Home Participation Study

The Family Day Care Home Participation Study aims to understand FDCH provider experiences with the CACFP by asking a nationally representative sample of both current and former providers about their experiences with the program.

Resource | Research | Report to Congress

Update to Feasibility Study of Implementing USDA’s SNAP in Puerto Rico

Congress directed FNS to update findings on administrative, operational, and program integrity changes needed to update Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) to SNAP as presented in the 2010 USDA report, Implementing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Puerto Ricco: A Feasibility Study and develop a detailed implementation plan for reestablishing SNAP in Puerto Rico. The study findings are presented in a report and an implementation plan. 

Resource | Research | Breastfeeding

WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2: Fifth Year Report

The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (WIC ITFPS-2), also known as the “Feeding My Baby” study, is the only national study to capture data on caregivers and their children over the first 5 years of the child’s life after enrollment in WIC, regardless of their continued participation in the program. This report focuses on the dietary intake patterns, eating behaviors, and weight status of children during the fifth year of life. The report also examines associations between WIC participation and key diet and health-related outcomes.