Food Resource Management

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Find information related to food resource management, including reports.



Find a Store That Accepts SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.


What Food Items Can be Purchased Using SNAP benefits?

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.


Get Data on the Purchasing Habits of Americans

United States Department of Labor.

Get Consumer Expenditure Survey data by income and characteristics.


Get U.S. Food Consumption Data from Dietary Surveys

USDA. ARS. Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.


What Are the Dietary Patterns of Low-Income People? (PDF | 3.79 MB)

USDA. FNS. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Read about the differences between "healthy" and "less healthy" eaters based on their score on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2005. Report summary (PDF | 65 KB) is available. February 2012


Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Explore three price metrics for measuring food cost and the costs of meeting recommendations for each food group. Get the Report Summary (PDF | 1.39MB) or Full report (PDF | 5.55MB). May 2012.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy Can The Adequacy of SNAP Allotments Be Determined?

The National Press Academies Press.

Read online or download the file (requires log in). 2013.


Do SNAP Benefits Alleviate Poverty?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Read about how SNAP benefits reduce the poverty rate and severity of poverty.


Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet? (PDF | 64 KB)

University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition.

Read about why low-income Americans often have lower diet quality and which nutrient-rich foods are an affordable alternative. March 2009


Learn How Low-Income Families Plan, Shop for and Cook Healthy Meals

Share Our Strength. Cooking Matters.

Read survey results that show low-income families need more cooking, shopping and nutrition education. The full report is available (PDF | 1.8 KB). January 2012