FNS Documents & Resources
Enhancing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification: SNAP Modernization Efforts
This study describes the results of intensive site visits that were made in spring 2009 to 14 States with SNAP modernization activities.
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.