Fall Journal Club: Impact of Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives on Household Fruit and Vegetable Expenditures
The USDA's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant was established to increase fruit and vegetable purchases among SNAP participants, by providing financial incentives at point of purchase. Between 2016 and 2018, USDA provided $90.3 million in grants to 114 FINI projects. As of September 2017, grantees offered incentives at 2,600 SNAP authorized retail locations in 38 States. This presentation will describe the impact of FINI in terms of program awareness, use of point of sale incentives, and change in self reported monthly fruit and vegetable expenditures among SNAP participants in the treatment and matched comparison groups. The Fall Journal Club series is supported by Elsevier.