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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

ERS has compiled an electronic database of all extramural projects funded through its Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) from 1998 through 2011. For each project, information is provided on year(s) funded, amount of award, principal investigator, institution, project status (i.e., completed or ongoing), topic area(s), data set(s) analyzed, and all peer-reviewed publications resulting from the research. For all ERS publications and Contractor and Cooperator Reports, a link to the full report is provided. The database is searchable by: title, topic, year of publication, data set analyzed, and exact word(s) or phrases contained in the project's title.
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  1. A Feasibility Study of Nutrition Education Intervention in Food Stores Serving the Low Income
  2. A Study of the Emergency Food Assistance System: Provider and Recipient Characteristics
  3. Access to Healthy Foods: The Role of Market Competition, WIC Policy, and Vendor Attitudes
  4. Altering Social and Convenience Costs To Improve Students Lunch Choices
  5. An Analysis of Poverty Dynamics and Food Security
  6. An Assessment of the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on WIC Program Coordination with Primary Care Services
  7. An Evaluation of the USDA’s Healthy Eating Index
  8. An Examination of the Effects of Food Stamps on Obesity
  9. An Examination of WIC Participant Redemption Patterns in Kentucky Prior to and After Implementation of Electronic Benefits Transfer
  10. Analysis of Census 2000 Supplementary Survey Data
  11. Analysis of Data from the 1998 and 1999 Food Security Supplements to the Current Population Survey
  12. Analyzing the Welfare and Nutritional Effects of Food Taxes Intended to Promote Healthful Eating Habits
  13. Assessing Alternative Policies for Improving the School Food Environment
  14. Assessing Effects of Food Stamps on Child Outcomes When Program Participation is Misreported
  15. Assessing the Feasibility of International Anthropometric References for School-aged Preadolescents
  16. Assessing the Nutrient Intakes of High-Needs Subgroups Using the Dietary Reference Intakes
  17. Assessment of Computer Matching in the Food Stamp Program
  18. Association Between Prenatal WIC Exposure and Maternal Behavior, Health, and Birth Outcomes
  19. Basic Needs, Tough Choices: The Impact of Housing Costs on Food Consumption
  20. Best Practices Roundtable on Addressing the Needs of Low-Income Working Families
  21. CACFP Administrative Cost Reimbursement Study
  22. Can Default Options and Incentives Improve Food Choices at School?
  23. Causes and Consequences of Food Insufficiency After Welfare Reform
  24. Changes in the Characteristics of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) Population Under Welfare Reform
  25. Child Nutrition Analysis Project (CNAP)
  26. Child Well-Being in Families With Job Loss, Divorce, or Separation: The Effects of Food Assistance Programs
  27. Children of Immigrants’ Food Insecurity and SNAP Receipt
  28. Children's Food Choices: Understanding Defaults
  29. Children’s Food Security and Intakes from School Meals
  30. Committee on National Statistics
  31. Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Participation and Administration
  32. Community Food Security Assessment Conference
  33. Community Food Security Assessment Tool Kit Field Test
  34. Community Food Security Toolkit
  35. Conference on Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs-II
  36. Conference on Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance
  37. Conference on Interventions to Prevent Low Birth Weights
  38. Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs
  39. Creating a WIC Infant Formula Rebate Data Set and Researching Infant Formula Manufacturers' Rebate Bidding Strategies
  40. Data Development Initiatives for Research on Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs
  41. Demand Projections Segmented by Income for the Highly Competitive Non-Alcoholic Beverage Complex
  42. Demand System Analysis for Households Segmented by Family Structure and Income
  43. Design Considerations for Developing Effective Wording and Format Options for a Children’s Nutrition Behavior Questionnaire
  44. Design Considerations for Developing Effective Wording and Format Options for a Children’s Nutrition Behavior Questionnaire
  45. Determinants of the Food Stamp Caseload
  46. Developing a Conceptual Model of the Determinants of USDA School Meal Participation at the School Level
  47. Developing a Food Security Survey Module for Use with Children and Youths
  48. Developing Research Capacity To Test Behavioral Economic Interventions In Child Nutrition Programs
  49. Development and Evaluation of the Nutritional Anthropometric Assessment Software in WIC Clinics (Epi Info 2000/Nutstat Module)
  50. Development of a Cognitive Testing Protocol and Training Materials for Use in Developing a Common Core Set of Questions on Dietary Behavior
  51. Development of a Questionnaire on Dietary Behavior of Low-Income Populations
  52. Development of Eating Patterns and Dietary Behaviors that Predict Child Obesity
  53. Development of Eating Patterns and Obesity in Black Girls
  54. Development of Prototype Notebook of Short Questions on Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior
  55. Devolution and Urban Change
  56. Diet Intake and Health Outcomes
  57. Diet Patterns, Nutrients and Development of Adolescent Obesity
  58. Diet Quality and Its Relationship to Obesity in Rural Alabama African American Children
  59. Diet, Weight, and USDA School Meal Participation
  60. Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Adequacy: Does Variety Matter?
  61. Dietary Risk in the WIC Program: A Scientific Assessment
  62. Direct Certification and its Impact on Errors in the National School Lunch Program
  63. Drawing Attention to Healthy Choices with Lighting
  64. Dynamics of Childhood Obesity
  65. Dynamics of Food Stamp Program Participation in Maryland
  66. Eating Patterns and Diet Quality In Young Adults
  67. Eating Patterns, Diet Quality, and Obesity
  68. Economic Benefits of a Breast-Feeding Promotion: A Controlled Clinical Trial
  69. Economic Determinants of School Meal Participation
  70. Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance to the Nation’s Social Safety Net
  71. Economic Research Service's Second Food Security Conference
  72. Effect of EITC on Food Stamp Program Participation Among the Working Poor
  73. Effect of New WIC Food Packages on Breastfeeding and Food Package Choices
  74. Effect of Provider Instability on Cross-Sectional Estimates of the Demand for Emergency Food
  75. Effective Tax Rates and Guarantees and Food Stamp Program Participation
  76. Effects of Agricultural Research and Farm Subsidy Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity
  77. Effects of Change From Universal-Free to Eligibility-Based School Breakfast Program
  78. Effects of Changes in WIC Food Packages on Redemptions
  79. Effects of Changes to State and Federal Asset Eligibility Policies for the Food Stamp Program
  80. Effects of Food Security on Pregnancy Outcomes
  81. Effects of Immigration on WIC and National School Lunch Program Caseloads
  82. Effects of WIC and Food Stamp Program Participation on Child Outcomes
  83. Effects on Childhood Obesity of Participation in Multiple Nutrition Assistance Programs
  84. Employment Factors Influencing Food Stamp Program Participation Among the Working Poor
  85. Employment Status and Food Stamp Program Participation as Determinants of Eating Patterns of Low-Income Households
  86. Employment, Home Meal Production, Food Spending, and Food Security in Food Stamp Households
  87. Evaluating Changes in WIC Participant Food Purchasing as a Result of WIC Nutrition Education
  88. Evaluating the Impact of School Breakfast and Lunch
  89. Evaluating the Impact of School Breakfast on Learning: Design and Feasibility
  90. Evaluation of Food Stamp Program Nutrition Education
  91. Evaluation of Policy Change on Middle School Student Lunch Consumption
  92. Evaluation of State Food Policy Changes as Incentives To Foster Improved Middle School Lunch Selection and Consumption
  93. Evaluation of Three Models Designed to Increase Participation of Eligible Elderly in the Food Stamp Program
  94. Expanded Study of Welfare Reform on Immigrants
  95. Explaining High Levels of Food Insecurity and Hunger in the Pacific Northwest
  96. Exploration of Potential Uses of Behavioral Economics Concepts for Improving the Diets of Food Assistance Program Participants
  97. Exploring Technical Enhancements to Improve Food Security Measurement
  98. Exploring the Link Between Food Assistance Programs and Child Obesity
  99. Factors Affecting Childhood Obesity Among Low-Income Households
  100. Factors Associated with Iron Status Among WIC Infants in Rural West Virginia
  101. Family Child Care Homes Legislative Changes Study
  102. Feasibility and Accuracy of Record Linkage to Estimate Multiple Program Participation
  103. Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
  104. Food and Nutrition Summer Institute
  105. Food Demand in Low-Income Households
  106. Food Demands and Nutrient Availability of Low-Income Households
  107. Food Expenditures by Food Stamp Recipients: Results Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey
  108. Food Insecurity and Outcomes for Infants and Toddlers in the ECLS-B
  109. Food Insecurity in the Second Generation
  110. Food Prices and Availability and Children's Health and Developmental Outcomes
  111. Food Security and Access to Retail Food Establishments Among Emergency Food Program Recipients
  112. Food Security and Health Outcomes in the California Health Interview Survey
  113. Food Security Measurement Expert Review Panel Study
  114. Food Security, Behavior Problems and Health among Kindergarten and First-Grade Children
  115. Food Security, Obesity and Mental Health in Mothers and Preschool Children
  116. Food Stamp Certification Periods and Payment Accuracy: State Experience During 1996-2000
  117. Food Stamp Participation and Obesity
  118. Food Stamp Program Certification Costs and Errors, 1989-2005
  119. Food Stamp Program Elderly Demonstration
  120. Food Stamp Program Eligibility and Participation: A Comparison of Census Surveys and Administrative Data
  121. Food Stamp Program Entry and Exit: Economic and Policy Influences on Participation Decisions
  122. Food Stamp Program Microsimulation and Related Analysis
  123. Food Stamp Use by Legal Immigrants Before and After the 2003 Restorations
  124. Food Stamp, NSLP, and WIC Underreporting in Household Surveys: Comparing Aggregates and Assessing the Implications
  125. Food Stamps, Food Insecurity and Expenditures: A Simultaneous-Equation System
  126. Food Sufficiency, Food Stamp Program Participation and the Health of the Elderly
  127. Food Sufficiency, the Role of Food Stamp Program Participation, Duration, and Policies
  128. Forces Impacting Social and Economic Well-Being in the Rural South
  129. Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program Evaluation
  130. Future Costs of Childhood Obesity: Estimates and Implications
  131. Growth of Obesity and Health Economic Research
  132. Household Based Food Purchase Data
  133. Household Demand for Fruits and Vegetables: An Analysis of Homescan Data
  134. Household Food Security and Tradeoffs in the Food Budget: A Revitalized Engel Approach Including Food Stamps
  135. Household Routines and the Development of Obesity in U.S. Preschool Children
  136. How are State Food Stamp and TANF Policy Choices Affecting Food Stamp Participation
  137. Hunger: Its Risk and Impact in Poor Female-Headed Households with Children
  138. Identify and Evaluate Methods To Prevent Fraud and Abuse Among Staff and Participants in WIC
  139. Identifying Behavioral Economics Factors Affecting Food Consumption
  140. Impact of Food Stamps and WIC on Health and Longrun Economic Outcomes
  141. Impact of Food Sufficiency on Food Choices of Low Income Children
  142. Impacts of Shifts in Food Demand on the Farm Sector
  143. Implementation of Options and Waivers to Increase Access to the Food Stamp Program
  144. Implementation of the National School Lunch Program Application and Verifications Pilot Projects
  145. Improving Access to Food Stamps for Low-Income Working Households
  146. Improving School Lunch Decisions With Fast Lane Meal Deals
  147. Improving the Measurement of Food Security and Hunger
  148. Incentivizing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary Schools
  149. Income Volatility and Its Effect on Food Stamp Participation of the Working Poor
  150. Incorporating Nutritional and Economic Factors Into Planning School Lunch
  151. Infant Formula Prices and Availability
  152. Influence of Developmental Differences on Children's Responses to Information on Foods
  153. Integrated Study of School Meal Costs and Outcomes: A Design, Cost, and Feasibility Plan
  154. Integrating Food Stamp Program Rules and Processes With Other Public Assistance Programs
  155. Interactions Between the Food Stamp Program and the Economy
  156. Interpretation and Use of Dietary Reference Intakes
  157. Is Healthy Eating Viral? Improving Understanding of How Social Networks Can Be Used To Influence School Food Choices
  158. Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Unemployment Insurance, and Cash Assistance to California's Social Safety Net
  159. Joint Participation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance in Florida
  160. Journal of Nutrition Education Special Issue for the Elderly
  161. Labor Market Participation and Government Assistance Program Participation
  162. Lifestyle Mediators of Diet Quality
  163. Local Area Determinants of Nutrition Assistance Program Caseloads
  164. Local Economic Conditions, Food Assistance, and Food Insecurity Among Households With Children
  165. Long-Run Effects of Incentivizing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  166. Long-Term Effects of Food Stamp Receipt During Childhood on Adult Outcomes
  167. Longitudinal Analysis of the Earnings and Food Stamp Participation of the Working Poor
  168. Longitudinal Modeling of the Effects of Dietary Intakes on Body Composition and Risk Factors for Coronary Disease in the Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations
  169. Low-Income Families Survival Strategies for Managing Shocks to Economic Well-Being
  170. Maternal Employment and Children’s Nutrition Outcomes
  171. Measuring Consumption Response to Prices in a Dynamic Model of Consumer Food Purchase Behavior
  172. Measuring the Extent of Food Stamp Trafficking Using EBT Data
  173. Menu Modification for Lincoln Parish Child Nutrition Program
  174. Methodology to Evaluate Effects of Team Nutrition Program in Schools
  175. Modeling WIC Eligibility and Participation of Infants and Children
  176. Modifying Effects of Participation in Food Assistance Programs on the Obesity, Health, and Well-Being of Adults
  177. Modifying Effects of Participation in Food Assistance Programs on the Weight Status, Health, Development, and Well-Being of Children
  178. Multiprogram Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight Are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net?
  179. National Food Price and Sales Information System
  180. Nudging High School Students Toward Better School Lunch Food Choices: Planning for Behavioral Economic Interventions in West Virginia
  181. Nutrition and Health Outcomes of USDA Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs
  182. Obesity in Low-Income Mothers and Children
  183. Panel Cointegration Estimation of Food Stamp Program Caseloads
  184. Parental Time, Role Strains, Coping, and Children’s Diet and Nutrition
  185. Parenting Practices and Obesity in Low-Income African-American Preschoolers
  186. Plate Waste in School Nutrition Programs
  187. Post-Conference Workshop on Evaluation of Nutrition Education with Low-Income Families
  188. Pre-test for ERS Module for the American Time Use Survey
  189. Processes of Getting and Staying on Food Stamps in South Carolina
  190. Program Access and Declining Food Stamp Program Participation
  191. Program Integrity and Improved Service to the Working Poor Under Alternative Reporting Plans
  192. Promoting the Food Stamp Program and Work through Coordinated Economic Relief Centers (CERC’s)
  193. Re-examination of the Dietary Reference Intakes for Food Energy, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Fiber, and Potassium
  194. Report to Congress on State Use of Funds To Increase Work Slots for Food Stamp Recipients
  195. Report to Congress on Use of Food Stamps To Purchase Dietary Supplements
  196. Report to Congress on WIC Program Cost-Containment Practices and Their Impacts
  197. Research Considerations on the Use and Impact of Food Assistance Programs on Indian Reservations
  198. Research Design Considerations for Integrating Cost Data with Customer Information in an Evaluation of School Meal Performance
  199. Research on Breastfed Infants Growth
  200. Research To Assess Links Between Diet Quality and Health
  201. Restructuring Food Stamps To Help Working Families
  202. Role of Food Stamps in the Post-Reform Safety Net: The Three-City Study
  203. School Breakfast Program: Participation and Impacts
  204. School Meal Program Participation, Food Consumption Away from School and Home, and Obesity Among Students
  205. Simplified Food Stamp Program Technical Assistance
  206. Simulating Program Costs and Participation Under the Farm Bill and Alternative Food Assistance Policies
  207. Smarter Choices Through Nutritional Report Cards Description
  208. Social Marketing Study to Increase Food Stamp Participation Among the Elderly
  209. Sources of Variation in State Food Stamp Participation Rates
  210. State Predictors of Household Food Security
  211. State Trends in Food Stamp Program Eligibility and Participation Among Elderly Individuals
  212. Structural Change in the Food Stamp Program Caseload Equation
  213. Studies of Households Who Leave the Food Stamp Program
  214. Study of Locality, Agency, and Individual Characteristics Affecting Food Stamp Program Participation in Virginia
  215. Study of Re-Engineering the Welfare System
  216. Study of School Food Authority Characteristics, Costs, and Revenues: Data Collection and Analysis
  217. Study of the Impact of a Rental Subsidy on Food Security of Welfare-Eligible Families
  218. Summer Feeding Integrity Study: Design, Cost, and Feasibility Plan
  219. Summer Food Service Program Study
  220. Supermarket Characteristics and Operating Costs in Low-Income Areas
  221. Supporting Families After Welfare Reform: Access to Medicaid, the Food Stamp Program (FSP), and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
  222. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)-Leavers Use of Food Stamps
  223. Testing a Food Choice Innovation for Middle School Cafeterias
  224. The Associations Among Food Assistance Program Participation, Food Security, and Child and Maternal Health Disparities
  225. The Changing Welfare System in Rural Areas
  226. The Complementary Roles of Public and Private Assistance
  227. The Consequences of Welfare Reform and Economic Change for the FSP and the Economy as a Whole
  228. The Costs of Delivering Benefits Through the Food Stamp Program as Compared With Other Major Benefit Programs
  229. The Determinants of Overweight and Obesity Among Low-Income Children
  230. The Ecological Predictors and Development Outcomes of Persistent Childhood Obesity
  231. The Economic Impact of School Meal Certification Approaches on the Uptake of Free- and Reduced-Price Meals
  232. The Economics of Beverage Choices Among WIC and SNAP Participants
  233. The Economics of Obesity in the NLSY79 Panel
  234. The Effect of Food Assistance Programs on Alternative Poverty Measures
  235. The Effect of WIC on Household Food Expenditures: Assessing Available Data
  236. The Effects of Subsidized School Meals on Children's Diet Quality
  237. The Effects of Welfare Implementation on Food Stamp Caseloads
  238. The Evaluation of EBT Customer Service Waivers on Recipients
  239. The Extent of Trafficking in the Food Stamp Program After Welfare Reform
  240. The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Still "An Acceptable Alternative" to Food Stamps?
  241. The Impacts of Welfare Reform and the Macroeconomy on Food Stamp Caseloads and Expenditures
  242. The Multiple Contexts of Food Insecurity: Evaluating the Impact on Child Energy Balance
  243. The Role of Time Use in Promoting Healthy Energy Balance
  244. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Household Spending: A Flexible Demand System Approach
  245. Time Series Analysis of Food Stamp Program Caseloads
  246. Trends in Food Stamp Program Certification Costs, 1989-2001
  247. Understanding Child Nutrition in the Year 2000: Dynamic Shifts and Their Determinants
  248. Understanding Determinants of Food Assistance Program Participation Decisions on Indian Reservations: A Framework for Program Assessment
  249. Understanding Food Choices and Dietary Decisions: A Behavioral Approach
  250. Understanding Program Participation Decisions of the Working Poor
  251. Understanding the Errors in Children’s Dietary Recalls
  252. United States Trends in Associations of Eating Patterns with BMI throughout the Lifecycle
  253. Using Nudges and Incentives to Promote Long-Run Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Children
  254. Using Nudges From Cafeterias and Parents To Encourage Healthy Food Choices at School
  255. Using Positive Deviance Principles to Identify Best Practices of Choice Architecture and Build Research Capacity with School Food Authorities
  256. Using the National Food and Nutrition Survey (NATFAN) To Examine WIC Participant Food Choices and Intakes Before and After Changes in the Food Benefit
  257. Using the National Food and Nutrition Survey (NATFAN) To Examine WIC Participant Food Choices and Intakes Before and After Changes in the Food Benefit
  258. Weekday and Weekend Eating: Assessing the Effect of School Meals
  259. Welfare and Food Assistance at the State Level: Methods and Iowa Estimates
  260. Welfare Reform Effects on Food Assistance Use and Family Well-Being
  261. Welfare Transitions and Food Sufficiency: Evidence from South Carolina
  262. What Explains Recent Changes in Food Stamp Program Caseloads?
  263. Where Is the Threshold? Estimation of the Money-Time Threshold for Food Stamp Participants
  264. WIC and the Economics of Infant Formula Contracts, Rebates, and Wholesale Prices
  265. WIC Eligibility Expert Review Panel Study
  266. WIC Food Package Revisions: Impact on Food Purchases and Access to Healthy Foods
  267. WIC General Analysis Project (GAP)
  268. WIC Innovative Practices Study
  269. WIC Supplemental Food Package Analysis
  270. WIC, Food Insecurity, and Child Health in Massachusetts
  271. WIC’s Effect on Prices of Infant Formula

  272. Survey Support
  273. Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals (CSFII)
  274. Current Population Survey (CPS) Food Security Supplements
  275. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort 2000
  276. Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten Cohort
  277. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES IV)
  278. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

  279. RIDGE
  280. American Indian Studies Program, University of Arizona
  281. Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
  282. Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin
  283. Joint Center for Poverty Research, University of Chicago and Northwestern University
  284. RIDGE Program Overview
  285. Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University
  286. The RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research at the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  287. The RIDGE Center for Targeted Food and Nutrition Assistance Research at the Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University

Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

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