Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California
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Willett, Walter C.::94559ea206eef8a8844fc5b80654fa5b::600
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CitationLeung, Cindy W., Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, Amanda Linares, Marta Induni, Sharon Sugerman, Michael W. Long, Eric B. Rimm, and Walter C. Willett. 2015. “Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California.” American Journal of Public Health 105 (8): 1576–80. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2015.302672.
AbstractThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides a vital buffer against hunger and poverty for 47.6 million Americans. Using 2013 California Dietary Practices Survey data, we assessed support for policies to strengthen the nutritional influence of SNAP. Among SNAP participants, support ranged from 74% to 93% for providing monetary incentives for fruits and vegetables, restricting purchases of sugary beverages, and providing more total benefits. Nonparticipants expressed similar levels of support. These approaches may alleviate the burden of diet-related disease in low-income populations.
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