Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California.

Auteur(s) :
Leung CW., Willett WC., Rimm EB., Sugerman SB., Long MW., Ryan-Ibarra S., Linares A., Induni M.
Date :
Juin, 2015
Source(s) :
American journal of public health. # p
Adresse :
Cindy W. Leung is with the Center for Health and Community, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, Amanda Linares, Marta Induni, and Sharon Sugerman are with Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA. Michael W. Long is with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Eric B. Rimm and Walter C. Willett are with the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Sommaire de l'article

The 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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