A Digital Exploration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Since it began more than 50 years ago, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has provided nutrition assistance to millions of low-income individuals and families nationwide. Mathematica Policy Research has studied nutrition policies and programs for more than two decades and, with funding from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), recently completed the largest-ever survey of SNAP participants on the topic of food security (defined as reliable access to enough food to lead a healthy, active life). We put these findings into context in our new interactive tool, which provides an overview of SNAP, the results of our study, and SNAP participation and eligibility rates by state. Navigate through each module by clicking on a circle below. (This tool is best viewed in IE10+, Chrome, or Mozilla.)