Study finds incentives get SNAP users to eat more produce

07/25/2013 | Reuters

An Agriculture Department pilot project for food-stamp recipients found that those who were given 30 cents back for each food-stamp dollar spent on specific produce items consumed 25% more fruits and vegetables compared with those who did not get the rebates. This finding shows the "clear impact that promoting nutritious food choices can have on improving the healthfulness of SNAP purchases," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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