2020 Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Conference

The 2020 RIDGE Conference, planned for virtual attendance on October 14, will feature new economic research aimed at enhancing food security and dietary quality for low-income Americans. Both new and established investigators who were 2019 RIDGE grantees will present on a variety of topics: evaluating the impact of nutrition-driven changes in school meals; influences of labor policy on SNAP; nutrition assistance participation among populations of interest including college students and multigenerational households; and others. An agenda with all sessions, participants, and presentation topics is available. RIDGE is administered in partnership with Tufts University and the University of Connecticut.

Sponsored by: Economic Research Service; Food and Nutrition Service; Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

Location and date:

The 2020 RIDGE Conference is set for October 14 at 11 a.m. ET via Zoom.


Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. For additional details or questions, please email ERSFEDRIDGE@usda.gov. In order to receive the Zoom link for the virtual conference, you must register in advance.

An agenda is available.