Heterogeneity in the Effects of Food Vouchers on Nutrition Among Low-Income Adults: A Quantile Regression Analysis

Sage Journals

Justin S. White, Gabriel Vasconcelos,
Matthew Harding, Mandy M. Carroll,
Christopher D. Gardner, Sanjay Basu,
Hilary K. Seligman

American Journal of Health Promotion
September, 2020

Food insecurity—an inability to reliably afford nutritionally adequate food—is associated with multiple preventable chronic conditions, including obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. One increasingly common approach to addressing food insecurity is vouchers that subsidize the cost of nutritious foods. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted among low-income adults suggest that food vouchers promote healthier dietary intake and reduce food insecurity and risk of chronic disease.

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