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Food and nutrition assistance programs and obesity : 1976 -2002, Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, Biing-Hwan Lin

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Food and nutrition assistance programs and obesity : 1976 -2002
Title
Food and nutrition assistance programs and obesity
Title remainder
1976 -2002
Statement of responsibility
Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, Biing-Hwan Lin
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Food Stamp Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) address poor nutrition among low-income adults, infants, and children in the United States. Higher rates of obesity among the populations these programs serve have led to concern that the programs may, ironically, contribute to the problem. To analyze the relationships between program participation and body weight, the study used cross-sectional data spanning the period 1976-2002. The authors compared participants with nonparticipants subdivided into three income categories: income-eligible for food and nutrition assistance, moderate income, and higher income. Results were most striking for adult women receiving food stamps. The most recent data showed that, in contrast to prior years, women food stamp participants had a Body Mass Index similar to that of income-eligible nonparticipating women and women with moderate incomes and were no more likely to be overweight or obese. For other sex and age groups, the associations between program participation and weight were inconsistent over time and varied by race and ethnicity. These variations illustrate the difficulty of using cross-sectional data to establish causal relationships between food and nutrition assistance program participation and weight status
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Also available via Internet from the USDA web site. Address as of 7/21/2008: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR48/ERR48.pdf; current access is available via PURL.
Cataloging source
MNU
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Ver Ploeg, Michele
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
aTX361.W55
NAL item number
V47 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mancino, Lisa
  • Lin, Biing-Hwan
  • United States
Series statement
Economic research report
Series volume
no. 48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.)
  • Food stamps
  • Obesity in women
  • Body mass index
  • Income
  • Food relief
Label
Food and nutrition assistance programs and obesity : 1976 -2002, Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, Biing-Hwan Lin
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Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "September 2007."
  • Also available on the World Wide Web
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-33)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173607052
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 36 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Food and nutrition assistance programs and obesity : 1976 -2002, Michele Ver Ploeg, Lisa Mancino, Biing-Hwan Lin
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "September 2007."
  • Also available on the World Wide Web
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173607052
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 36 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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