Author(s)/Creator(s)

Colleen HeflinFollow

Funder(s)

U. S. Department of Agriculture through Cooperative Agreement

Funding ID

58-4000-6-0055-R

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

food studies, food policy, child asthma

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Food Studies | Social Welfare

Date

6-11-2019

Acknowledgements

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.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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