Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (FANRR-19-2) 107 pp

October 2002

Effects of Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs on Nutrition and Health: Volume 2, Data Sources

This is the second of four reports completed by Abt Associates Inc., under the contract "The Nutrition and Health Outcome Study." This report is an evaluation of various data sources for their potential for analyzing the impacts of USDA's food assistance and nutrition programs. Data sources are evaluated against three criteria: coverage of both program participants and nonparticipants; identification of participants and determination of eligibility among nonparticipants; and availability of impact measures. Each data source is classified into one of four categories: principal, potential, recognized, and insufficient. Principal and potential sources are discussed and profiled in this report.

Keywords: USDA food assistance and nutrition programs, data sources, program participation, nutrition outcomes, health outcomes, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, FANRP

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