Mathematica teamed with Abt Associates, Inc., to test the impact of two approaches for providing food assistance to low-income, school-age children in the summer to reduce child hunger and food insecurity.
Senior fellow Phil Gleason discussed impacts of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children demonstration.Read more
Reviewing the evidence on how state policy options affect SNAP.Read more
New brief examines the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2013.Read more
How much do school lunches really have to change?Check out a new interactive quiz and issue brief.
Good nutrition is vital to good health and quality of life. Mathematica is a leader in evaluating programs and policies to ensure healthy and sufficient diets for all Americans. Our research has addressed the quality of foods federal nutrition assistance provide as well as the diets people consumer throughout their lives—from infancy to advanced age.
Evaluating the Summer Food for Children Household-Based Demonstrations
The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
Mathematica collected information from 4,826 households over a seven-day period about foods acquired for home preparation and consumption; foods acquired and consumed away from home; and household characteristics.
Senior Systems Analyst
John Carsley has two decades of experience building and managing information systems. He played a key role in designing and programming Mathematica’s computer-assisted personal interviewing system.Topics
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
after six months of SNAP participation.