Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Millions of low-income individuals and families rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to get adequate amounts of food. SNAP is the largest domestic program to combat hunger.
The Power of Incentives
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 authorized and funded pilot projects to determine if SNAP financial incentives would increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Increased Vegetable Consumption and Spending
Abt’s analysis of HIP found that:
The Mixed Influence of Food Deserts
A spatial analysis conducted as part of the HIP evaluation found some evidence that a SNAP household’s distance to food retailers was associated with its level of TFV spending in participating supermarkets.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.