Year Published: 2018
JAMA Netw Open
Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Junxiu Liu, PhD, Colin D. Rehm, PhD, Parke Wilde, PhD, Jerold R. Mande, MPH, and Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
This survey study examined 38,696 US adults, 6,162 of which where SNAP participants. Authors looked at the relationship between SNAP participation (representing low-income) and diet quality.
SNAP participants had the lowest consumption of nuts, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. SNAP participation did not increase diet scores over time. Authors suggested that access to healthy foods like nuts may be limited for SNAP participants.