Navigation Links
Enrollment in SNAP does not substantially improve food security or dietary quality
Date:11/14/2013

Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2013 Millions of families in the United States struggle to provide nutritionally adequate meals due to insufficient money or other resources. To combat food security issues, over one in seven Americans currently rely upon the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest federal nutrition program, to provide monetary support for nutrition. In the past, SNAP has been shown to reduce poverty among the poorest Americans and generate economic activity. However, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, SNAP benefits alone may not be enough to provide its beneficiaries with the long-term food security or dietary quality they need.

"After participating in SNAP for a few months, a substantial proportion of SNAP participants still reported marginal, low, or very low food security, which suggests that SNAP could do more to adequately address the problem of food insecurity," according to lead investigator, Dr. Eric Rimm, Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "Although one might hypothesize that the provision of SNAP benefits would result in the purchase and consumption of healthy foods (i.e. fruits, vegetables, whole grains), there was no appreciable improvement in dietary quality among SNAP participants after the initiation of benefits."

The study included 107 low-income adults from Massachusetts, all of whom had requested SNAP application assistance from Project Bread, a non-profit statewide anti-hunger organization. New SNAP participants were more likely to be non-White, normal weight, of lower household food security, and with lower dietary quality scores than low-income study participants who did not receive SNAP benefits. Dr. Rimm and his colleagues found a small improvement in food security for both SNAP participants and nonparticipants after the three-month study, but no significant
'/>"/>

Contact: Eileen Leahy
jnebmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NSF report detailing growth in graduate enrollment in science & engineering in the past decade
2. Baxter Completes Enrollment In Phase III Clinical Trial Of BAX 855, Extended Half-life Recombinant FVIII For Hemophilia A
3. War-related climate change would reduce substantially reduce crop yields
4. Red potato chips: Segmentation cues can substantially decrease food intake
5. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
6. UNH researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices
7. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
8. Test to improve peanut allergy diagnosis
9. New discoveries about brain-hand connection sought to improve therapies, treatments, prosthetics
10. Some improved cookstoves may emit more pollution than traditional mud cookstoves
11. Strip-till improves soybean yield
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2015)... , April 14, 2015  HYPR Corp. today ... (FIDO ® ) Alliance tm , an industry ... members commit to share technology and collaborate to ... are interoperable, more secure and private, and easier ... identity verification that protects sensitive user information and ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... 2015  higi, a leading cloud-based consumer engagement platform ... engage with their communities around health and wellness, announced ... secure API.  ... affordable, and convenient vehicle to receive validated health information ... The API will allow higi,s trusted partners, on ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... 2015  Infinisource, a leading provider of SaaS-based Human ... a leading supplier of biometric identification and security ... most advanced biometrically-enabled time clock, the companies announced ... is setting a bold, new standard for the ... small and mid-size employer. When connected to the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3
... time in a restful state akin to hibernation rather than ... in cells, new research suggests. And instead of being ... restful period appears to be a programmed step for RNA ... cell division and decide where proteins will work in a ...
... Leuven scientists (VIB/KU Leuven) are using zebrafish as a model ... the mechanism of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As a result, ... for a future ALS treatment. ALS is a progressive degenerative ... Their study has been published in the prestigious journal ...
... have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke ... makes mother,s milk better than infant formula in protecting ... in the August issue of the journal Current ... but not infant formula, fosters colonies of microbiotic flora ...
Cached Biology News:To cap or not to cap: Scientists find new RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma 2To cap or not to cap: Scientists find new RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma 3To cap or not to cap: Scientists find new RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma 4Zebra fish point the way towards new therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas 2Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas 3
(Date:5/1/2015)... SAN DIEGO , May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... biotechnology company engaged in the development of biosimilar ... proteins, announced today that its first quarter 2015 ... 14, 2015, before the open of market. At 8:30 ... conference call to discuss the financial results and ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 Albany Molecular Research Inc. ... S. Marth , AMRI,s President and Chief Executive Officer, ... 2015 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ... webcast of the presentation can be accessed at AMRI,s ... The webcast will be archived for 90 days ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015  Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, ... first quarter of 2015 on May 7, 2015 after ... Bioscience will also host a conference call at 4:30 ... its first quarter financial results. During the conference call, ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 2015 Nitto Avecia, a leading ... increased capacity and production capability to serve biotechnology ... and service fulfillment continues to drive Nitto Avecia ... throughput capacities. , In Fall 2014, ... process equipment at its Milford, MA facility, which ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pfenex To Report First Quarter 2015 Results and Provide Business Update on Thursday, May 14, 2015 2AMRI to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference 2Roka Bioscience to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results On May 7, 2015 2Biotechnology Manufacturer Nitto Avecia Expands Capacity to Meet Client Demand 2
... Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.,a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments ... Colin Reisner, MD, FCCP,FAAAAI to the position of ... Development and Medical Affairs, and Michael Golden,to the ... "We are delighted to welcome Colin and ...
... New Clinical Trial Sites Recently Initiated To Support Ongoing ... Trials-, ... Including Four Phase II Trials in Major Disease Indications-, -Revenues Plus Cash On-Hand ... Advance ...
... HONG KONG, Dec. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Technology,Development ... a,provider of clean and renewable energy products and ... announced that it has completed,another step in its ... resources on the principal business of solar energy., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. Expands Its Senior Management Team With Top Talent in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs 2Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. Expands Its Senior Management Team With Top Talent in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs 3Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Remains on Track to Advance its Three Lead Clinical Programs in 2008 2Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Remains on Track to Advance its Three Lead Clinical Programs in 2008 3Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Remains on Track to Advance its Three Lead Clinical Programs in 2008 4Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Remains on Track to Advance its Three Lead Clinical Programs in 2008 5CTDC Announces the Disposal of Non-core Business 2
...
...
Rabbit polyclonal to XTP4 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 84299 SwissProtID: Q9BRT3...
Chicken polyclonal to QPRT ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide, corresponding to Internal sequence amino acids 123-237 of Human QPRT Entrez Gene ID: 23475 ...
Biology Products: