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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studied the effects of SuperSNAP, which is run in North Carolina through Reinvestment Partners of Durham, NC, to see if the additional funds translated into purchases of more healthful foods, setting the stage for better health outcomes.
Published in JAMA Network Open, the study found that in the first eight months of the program, SuperSNAP participants not only bought more healthy foods with the extra $40, but they also markedly increased their total purchase of healthier foods with SNAP benefits.
In this cohort study of 667 SuperSNAP participants and 33 246 SNAP beneficiaries not enrolled in SuperSNAP, participation in SuperSNAP was associated with a significant increase in purchases of fruits and vegetables of $31.84 per month.
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