Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs and Obesity: 1976-2002
By Ver Ploeg M, Mancino L, Lin B
Economic Research Reports present original economic analysis, findings and implications primarily for public and private decisionmakers’ staff and researchers. This Economic Research Report analyzes multiple years of cross-sectional data to understand trends in the relationship between food assistance program participation and body weight. The purpose is to examine whether the relationship is consistent over time and across population subgroups.
This research was funded by the USDA Economic Research Service.
March 14, 2018
Ver Ploeg M, Mancino L, Lin B (2007) Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs and Obesity: 1976-2002, Economic Research Report, 48. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Available online: https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=45886