Administrative Publication No. (AP-042) 21 pp

December 2009

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Final Report: Fiscal 2009 Activities

This report summarizes ERS's Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) activities and accomplishments in fiscal 2009, including newly awarded projects and recent publications. FANRP supports intramural and extramural research on a wide range of policy-relevant food assistance and nutrition topics. The three perennial program themes are (1) Program Outcomes and Economic Well-Being of Participants, (2) Program Access and Economic Determinants of Participation, and (3) Program Dynamics and Efficiency. The core food and nutrition assistance programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-formerly the Food Stamp Program-the child nutrition programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Keywords: Food assistance programs, nutrition assistance programs, nutrition, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, WIC, child nutrition programs, food security, low-income people, Competitive Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program, FANRP

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