UKCPR announces 2016 FoodAPS research awards

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the competitive awarding of three grants totaling $150,000 dollars as part of our initiative Understanding SNAP, Food Security, and Geographic Factors in Food Purchase and Acquisition Decisions. The focus of this initiative is to provide rigorous research that utilizes data from the FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey to expand our understanding of household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program including (1) the issues of benefit adequacy, diet quality, cost of a healthy diet, and food security, and (2) the role of the local food environment and other geographic factors.  In addition to the FoodAPS data, geographically linked data on the local food environment and food prices compiled as part of the FoodAPS Geography Component are available for awardees.  Underwriting for the competition was generously provided by the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.