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Few Changes in Food Security and Dietary Intake From Short-term Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Among Low-income Massachusetts Adults.
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PMID:  24238909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether short-term participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) affects food security and dietary quality among low-income adults recruited from a Massachusetts-wide emergency food hotline.
METHODS: A 3-month, longitudinal study was conducted among 107 adults recruited at the time of SNAP application assistance. Outcomes included household food security (10-item US Department of Agriculture Food Security Survey Module), dietary intake (eg, grains, fruit) and diet quality (modified Alternate Healthy Eating Index). Data were analyzed using paired t tests and multivariable linear regression.
RESULTS: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation was not associated with improved household food security over 3 months (P = .25). Compared with non-participants, SNAP participants increased refined grain intake by 1.1 serving/d (P = .02), from baseline to follow-up. No associations were observed with other foods, nutrients, or dietary quality.
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Policies that simultaneously improve household food security and dietary quality should be implemented to support the health of low-income Americans participating in this crucial program.
Authors:
Cindy W Leung; Sarah Cluggish; Eduardo Villamor; Paul J Catalano; Walter C Willett; Eric B Rimm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Center for Health and Community, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: LeungC@chc.ucsf.edu.
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