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Barriers that Constrain the Adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Allotments

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Food Security
SNAP Benefit Use
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Key findings in this report include:
  • 88 percent of SNAP participants reported facing some type of barrier to achieving a healthy diet throughout the month.
  • The most common barrier overall, reported by 61 percent of SNAP participants, was the affordability of foods that are part of a healthy diet.
  • Two barriers – affordability and lack of cooking equipment or storage – were associated with household food insecurity.
Page updated: November 14, 2023