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Comment Request - Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program Participants in Puerto Rico

FNS is conducting this study to establish baseline estimates of household food security status in Puerto Rico.

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background | General/Other

State of Origin for USDA Foods

The State of Origin data report for each fiscal year includes information on states where USDA purchased foods in that year. Learn where your USDA Foods are likely to come from, and what the top food is in your state!

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Information Collection: Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program Participants in Puerto Rico

This is a new information collection request. This study informs FNS about household food security, health, and well-being among Puerto Rico's population.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations

The Evaluation of Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives Interim Report

The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program provided $100 million to fund and evaluate projects that were intended to increase fruit and vegetable purchases among SNAP participants by providing incentives at the point of purchase. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Creating a School Food Defense Plan

This guide was developed to provide a framework for developing a school food defense plan. Four easy steps, along with tools, are outlined to create a viable plan. 

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Evaluation of Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives

FNS will collect information to measure changes in fruit and vegetable purchases and consumption, food security, and perceived diet quality and health status among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants receiving incentives at point of purchase.

Resource | Research | Food Security

Measuring the Effect of SNAP Participation on Food Security

SNAP is designed to reduce food insecurity – reduced food intake or disrupted eating patterns in a household due to lack of money or other resources – but data quantifying this effect is limited. The objectives of this study were to: Assess how food security and food expenditures vary with SNAP participation.

Resource | Research | Food Security

SNAP Food Security In-Depth Interview Study

The in-depth interviews discussed in this report consist of detailed discussions with 90 SNAP households with children in 6 states (California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Texas) about their financial situations, their use of SNAP, and their overall food security.

Resource | Research | Food Security

Hunger and Obesity - Understanding a Food Insecurity Paradigm

The Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity, held in Washington, DC, from Nov. 16 -18, 2010, was designed to provide an opportunity to explore and illuminate the relationship between food insecurity and obesity, the current state of research, and data and analyses needed to advance understanding of the relationship as a way of countering both hunger and obesity in the United States. 

Resource | Technical Assistance

Food Security Among Children

PowerPoint Presentation - Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA