Member Login & Resources
June 2019 Edition
Predictors of SNAP Use at Farmers’ Markets with Monetary Incentive Programming
In a national study recently published by SAGE Journals and the American Journal of Health Promotion, lead researcher Darcy Freedman of Case Western Reserve University dives into the correlation between monetary incentive programming and SNAP usage at farmers markets.
This study tracks the effects of healthy food incentive programming for SNAP beneficiaries at 282 FINI funded farmers markets across 16 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers measured and analyzed how rates of SNAP sales & transactions were affected by the number of nutrition incentive programs available, paid staff members, and produce vendors. Additional variables such as incentive spending cap, geographic area type, and state support for local food systems were also analyzed.
Food Systems Leadership Network
Looking for a new place to connect with your peers in the food movement, share relevant resources and best practices, and access opportunities for professional development? Check out the Food Systems Leadership Network: a national community of practice coordinated by the Wallace Center that strengthens the leadership, management, and organizational capacity of community-based organizations that use food systems as a tool for social change.
Members of the Food Systems Leadership Network can tap into learning opportunities such as leadership retreats, mentorship, peer learning circles, and more. With over 2,000 individuals from across the country, this learning network is a fantastic resource for sharing ideas, asking questions, and furthering the food movement. Membership is free and open to individuals and organizations working in the food system.