A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service study focuses on the barriers that SNAP beneficiaries face in crafting a healthy diet. Using a combination of survey data, nationally representative of SNAP participants, and in-depth interviews, the research finds that 88 percent of SNAP recipients report barriers to accessing healthy foods. Three in five SNAP participants said cost prevented them from buying healthy foods, while 30 percent said lack of time to prepare healthy foods was a barrier, and 20 percent said transportation or distance to the store was. #foodsecurity #transportation
New research finds SNAP participants face barriers to a healthy diet
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