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Accession Number PB2013-107609
Title Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 234p
Personal Author A. L. Yaktine J. A. Caswell
Abstract The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) touches the lives of millions of people in the United States in good and particularly in bad economic times. Over the last decade participation in the program has increased from less than 20 million to 46 million in 2012 in the wake of the post-2008 recession. As administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS), SNAP is intended to supplement the ability of individuals and households to purchase food for consumption at home with a benefit allotment that is delivered to them most commonly in the form of Electronic Benefit Cards that they can spend in food stores. With one in seven people in the United States currently receiving SNAP benefits, an assessment of the science and evidence base for defining adequate allotments is important to the well-being of these participants, as well as to the functioning of the program.
Keywords Benefits
Economic assistance
Electronic funds transfer
Federal assistance programs
Food consumption
Nutrition assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)

Source Agency National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine
NTIS Subject Category 57L - Nutrition
92C - Social Concerns
91K - Social Services
43C - Human Resources
Corporate Author Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N/A

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