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Project

Food Typically Purchased With the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Market
Social Programs
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service
Expertise
Applied Research Studies
Quantitative Data Analysis
Secure Technology and Data Solutions
Food Typically Purchased With the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Over 20 million households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from the Federal government each month. This study examined point-of-sale (POS) food purchase data to determine what foods SNAP participants typically purchase and how these purchases compare to those made by non-SNAP households. By using POS data to compare the purchases of SNAP households to those of non-SNAP households, the current study provided more detail on food expenditure patterns than previous studies.