Childhood asthma is the leading cause of emergency department visits for children under the age of 15 in the U.S. Food insecurity may increase a child’s risk for developing asthma. This research brief shows that higher SNAP benefits are associated with fewer asthma –related emergency department visits.
food studies, food policy, child asthma
Family, Life Course, and Society | Food Studies | Social Welfare
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We wish to acknowledge the assistance of Julia Kortney who drafted this brief. This research was also supported in part by the intramural research program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. The Findings and Conclusions in This Preliminary Publication Have Not Been Formally Disseminated by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Should Not Be Construed to Represent Any Agency Determination or Policy.
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Heflin, Colleen, "Food Assistance May Help Families Prevent Emergency Department Visits for Child Asthma" (2019). Population Health Research Brief Series. 105.
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