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Feeding Children in the Summer

Senior fellow Phil Gleason discussed impacts of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children demonstration.

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SNAP Congressional Testimony

Reviewing the evidence on how state policy options affect SNAP.

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Providing Food to Those in Need

New brief examines the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2013.

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Experts Contribute to Policy Agenda
Meeting New Nutrition Standards

How much do school lunches really have to change?

Check out a new interactive quiz and issue brief.
A Digital Exploration of SNAP

This interactive data visualization helps place the SNAP program in context.

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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.

Our Featured Work
  • 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.

  • Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study 2008

    We collected data on infants’ and toddlers’ food choices and dietary supplement usage, nutrient impact of choices, food sources of nutrients, feeding practices, infant an toddler growth and developmental milestones, physical activity and screen time, and participation in WIC.

Expert Spotlight
According to our study of food security
children's food insecurity decreased from 32% to 22%

after six months of SNAP participation.