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Healthy Incentive Pilots - Peer Review Plan

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Technical Assistance & Guidance
Resource Materials
PDF Icon HIPPeer Review.pdf (16.30 KB)
PDF Icon HIPTWG.pdf (73.28 KB)
PDF Icon HIPTWGMemo.pdf (779.69 KB)
PDF Icon HIPTWGMemoFinal.pdf (133.43 KB)

The Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 authorized USDA to carry out pilot projects to develop, test and evaluate methods of using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to improve the dietary and health status of households eligible for or participating in SNAP.

Specifically, it provides $20 million to test the effects of providing financial incentives at the point-of-purchase to encourage SNAP households to purchase fruits, vegetables or other healthful foods. The Healthy Incentive Pilot includes a rigorous evaluation, supported by a Technical Working Group (TWG) to provide external advice and input on the evaluation research design, early results, the final report, and to provide other consultation services as needed. The TWG includes five outside experts in relevant areas of research and subject matter experts from other Federal government agencies.

Page updated: April 19, 2021