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Does Limiting Choice in Food Assistance Programs Affect Dietary Quality Among School-Aged Children?

Phil Gleason, Mathematica Policy Research
Rethinking Food Assistance Policy: An APPAM Forum Co-Sponsored by Abt Global


February 2, 2016

Summer food assistance led to improvements in children’s dietary outcomes. Limiting food choice by offering assistance through WIC was associated with larger positive impacts on children’s dietary outcomes and similar impacts on food security.