Food Assistance

The Center currently funds two streams of research looking directly at food assistance in the United States.  The first, FoodAPS, funds research utilizing FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisitions and Purchase Survey data to better understand household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Secondly, The Center provides rigorous research that utilizes data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in an effort to expand our understanding of the effects of (1) the interaction between adult mental and physical health and household food insecurity, (2) SNAP on the health of both family caretaker and children, and (3) food insecurity on health and the possible mediating role of SNAP.