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The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.

 

New research finds SNAP participants face barriers to a healthy diet

June 23, 2021 – FamiliesFood Security, Transportation

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