Food Insecurity and Health-Related Quality of Life among SNAP Nutrition Incentive Participants

Susan Harvey, Heather Valentine, Lauren Landfried, Jaehoon Lee, Cheryl Gibson

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Abstract

The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) Heartland project is a USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive funded program designed to incentivize the purchase of fruits and vegetables (FV) by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients. This study examined the influence of DUFB Heartland on food security, FV intake, and health-related quality of life. Food-insecure SNAP participants experienced physically (p < .05, d = 0.26) or mentally (p < .001, d = 0.40) unhealthy days more often than those who were food secure. Food-insecure respondents reported more positive effects from DUFB Heartland compared to food-secure respondents (p < .01, V = 0.20).

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Food insecurity
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • fruit and vegetable consumption
  • health-related quality of life

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