The Influence of SNAP Participation and Food Environment on Nutritional Quality of Food at Home Purchases

Amy Hillier, Benjamin Chrisinger, Tony Smith, Eliza Whiteman, Michael Kallan
A growing body of research describes how individuals make food shopping decisions in both time and space. The FoodAPS dataset provides a unique opportunity for understanding these patterns among a large sample across income, SNAP status, and settings. We addressed three questions in our research: (1) Where do participants shop for food at home (FAH) and how do individual characteristics interact with store characteristics and distance? (2) How does the nutritional content of foods purchased
more » ... foods purchased change as time from SNAP distribution increases? and (3)