Food Policy and Disparities

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

Boston/Hartford, Conn. – The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program announced a new round of funding on November 28, 2018. The request for proposals (RFP) for a new 2019 round of RIDGE seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden the network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics.

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

When Friedman Student Alana Davidson had the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), she bridged her passions for food and social justice into a study highlighting the Food insecurity prevalence among university students in New Hampshire.

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Policy interventions to make SNAP healthier in the next Farm Bill could save from $6.8 to $41.9 billion and reduce disease burdens

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adults

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

New study identifies continuing disparities in diet quality for participants on SNAP

Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence

Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence

Since 2009, a team led by Friedman School faculty have been carrying out a Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) for USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP).

Food price policy and mortality: How to even the playing field for participants in SNAP

Food price policy and mortality: How to even the playing field for participants in SNAP

A modeling study of food subsidies and food taxes suggests deaths from cardiometabolic disease could be reduced

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Reauthorized every five years, each new iteration of the farm bill may establish new programs, end old programs, and modify continuing programs related to how our food is grown, how our citizens are fed, and how our land is used. Food and agricultural policy can be exceedingly complex, so, in advance of the 2018 reauthorization, bolster your farm bill knowledge with this helpful infographic and some wise words from our Friedman community experts.

New Bipartisan Report Advises on a Healthier SNAP

New Bipartisan Report Advises on a Healthier SNAP

Friedman faculty members Jerold Mande and Norbert Wilson were instrumental in developing the Bipartisan Policy Center's report on recommendations to make SNAP diets healthier.

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