2015 Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Conference

The RIDGE Program encourages new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and broadens the participation of social science scholars in this important research area. The annual conference is held to provide a forum for grant recipients and attendees to discuss results of recently funded grants on topics that includes food assistance program participation, food insecurity among vulnerable populations, and community influence on food assistance and dietary choices. RIDGE is administered in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University.

Theme:  Impact of Food Assistance Programs on Food Security, Consumption Patterns, Food Choices, Nutritional Outcomes, and Other Diet-Related Health Outcomes

Sponsored by:  Economic Research Service; Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and the Center for Regional Development, Purdue University

Location and date:

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
October 8, 2015