The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that all people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and fully participate in their communities.
Food Purchases, Intakes, and Dietary Quality
As knowledge of the relationship between diet and long-term health has grown, so have concerns about hunger and food insecurity; overweight and obesity; and dietary knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Mathematica collects the data needed to address these issues, including dietary intake data for national samples of infants, toddlers, and young preschoolers; school-age children; older adults; and SNAP households. We are a leader in collecting, coding, and analyzing nutrition-related data using state-of-the-art methods.
The Administration on Aging Nutrition Services Program Evaluation
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.
Profile of American Consumption and Diet Quality (NHANES)
This study compares diet quality measures of participants, income-eligible nonparticipants, and higher-income nonparticipants using analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for participants in SNAP, WIC, and NSLP.