Research of Interest

Below you will find research on food access, food insecurity, federal nutrition benefits, farmers markets, incentive programs and more. These are reports, studies, white papers, and data that are of interest to Wholesome Wave and that we believe may be of interest to you. Where possible, full links are included.


Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Obesity in the United States, 2011-2012                                                                        Journal of the American Medical Association

Access to Healthy Food and Why it Matters
PolicyLink & The Food Trust, 2013

A Dozen Facts About America’s Struggling Lower-Middle Class
The Hamilton Project, 2013

Household Food Security in the US
USDA ERS, September 2013

State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2013

Eating Better for Less: A National Discount Program for Healthy Food Purchases in South Africa.
American Journal of Health Behavior, 2013

Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2012 Annual Report
USDA Economic Research Service, March 2013

A farmers’ market at a federally qualified health center improves fruit and vegetable intake among low-income diabetics
Preventative Medicine, February 2013

Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Cambridge Journals, December 2012

Reuniting SNAP Participants and Farmers Markets by Funding EBT Programs
Center for a Livable Future, Policy Briefs, Summer 2012

Improving Diets of Low-Income Americans through SNAP Pricing Incentives
Center for a Livable Future, Policy Briefs, Summer 2012

U.S. Agriculture and Nutrition Policy Statement: Transforming American Food & Agricultural Policy
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, June 20, 2012

New York City’s Health Department Farmers’ Market Programs: Health Bucks Incentives Report
New York Department of Health, Spring 2012

Fresh Produce: Access and Equity Poll Infographic
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Spring 2012