2018 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 include food assistance program participation, food insecurity among vulnerable populations, and community influence on food assistance and dietary choices. RIDGE is administered in partnership with with Tufts University and the University of Connecticut.

Theme:  Economic Research Aimed at Enhancing Food Security and Dietary Quality for Low-Income Americans through the Nation’s Nutrition Assistance Programs

Sponsored by:  Economic Research 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:

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
October 11, 2018


Attendance is free, but registration is required due to limited space and security requirements. To attend the conference, register by email to Alana Rhone at: ERSFEDRIDGE@ERS.USDA.GOV

Early registration is encouraged as conference capacity may be met prior to October 11.
An agenda is available.