This study is evaluating the accuracy of the school meals benefit determination process nationwide by updating and expanding on work Mathematica completed in 2004.
New brief examines SNAP in 2014.Read more
A new brief explores SNDA's impact on school meal nutrition standards.Read more.
Senior fellow Phil Gleason discussed impacts of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children demonstration.Read more
New brief examines the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2013.Read more
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.
Ensuring the Integrity of the School Meals Application Process
Do Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Help Reduce Child Obesity? A Look at Three Cities
This study is evaluating the implementation and impact of these taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Philadelphia and two other cities to be determined.
Senior Survey Researcher
Sarah Forrestal is an expert in maternal and child nutrition who specializes in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys that study the impacts of food assistance programs.Featured Projects
- Expanding the Use and Understanding of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS)
- Food Security and Hunger
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
after six months of SNAP participation.