Effective policymaking for food and nutrition programs must address two critical priorities: alleviating food insecurity and hunger among those with limited incomes and, equally important, encouraging all Americans to eat healthier. Our researchers, working across multiple disciplines, bring new evidence and fresh insight to both concerns, building on our knowledge of public and private food programs and the characteristics of individuals and families who need food assistance. Our most recent work applies lessons from behavioral economics to help increase access to nutritional assistance, and explores policy designs and marketplace practices to encourage healthier eating.  


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