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 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.
The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
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.
Senior Survey Researcher
Laura Kalb has more than 25 years of experience designing and directing large-scale data collection efforts using traditional and computer-assisted telephone interviewing, in-person, mail, and web methodologies.Featured Projects
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
- Pregnancy Assistance Fund: Feasibility and Design Study
- Observed Quality and Psychometric Properties of the CLASS-T in the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey
- Learning As We Go: A First Snapshot of Early Head Start Programs, Staff, Families, and Children. Volume II: Technical Appendices
- Early Childhood
after six months of SNAP participation.