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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service domestic food and nutrition assistance programs and the centerpiece of national policy to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Cunnyngham Testifies Before Congress on States' SNAP Policy OptionsMar 03, 2016
Karen Cunnyngham, associate director of the Data Analytics Division, testified before the House Committee on Agriculture at a hearing to review state-level policy options related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Providing Food to Those in NeedFeb 15, 2016
A new report from Mathematica Policy Research, estimates SNAP participation rates for all eligible people and for the working poor in each state for fiscal year 2013. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve access.
March Is National Nutrition MonthMar 26, 2015
National Nutrition Month spotlights the essential role that a nutritious diet and physical activity play in the health and well-being of all Americans. For more than three decades, Mathematica Policy Research has studied federal nutrition assistance programs designed to reduce hunger and promote healthy,...
Congressional Testimony on SNAP Household CharacteristicsFeb 26, 2015
Senior researcher Karen Cunnyngham testified before the House Committee on Agriculture’s Nutrition Subcommittee at a public hearing to review SNAP recipient characteristics and participation patterns. Findings from a recent study on SNAP dynamics, coauthored by senior researcher James Mabli, were also...
A Digital Exploration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramFeb 06, 2015
Mathematica created a new interactive tool that presents SNAP enrollment data in three modules. The modules focus on (1) program history, (2) program eligibility, and (3) program participation and related research.
SNAP Associated with Improved Household and Child Food SecurityAug 06, 2013
A study for Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is associated with improved food security.