- Wilde, P., Klerman, J.A., Olsho, L.E. and Bartlett, S., 2015. Explaining the Impact of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot on Different Spending Outcomes. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 38(4), pp.655-672.
Food spending results to accompany Olsho et al. (2016) above. The article explores multiple potential explanations to reconcile the differences between food spending outcomes and food intake outcomes in this random-assignment evaluation.
- Andreyeva, T. and Luedicke, J., 2015. Incentivizing fruit and vegetable purchases among participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Public Health Nutrition, 18(1), pp.33-41.
To assess the impact of the 2009 WIC package cash-value voucher addition to increase fruit and vegetable purchases, this article analyzes grocery retailer chain scanner data pre- and post-voucher implementation.
- Jackson, M.I., 2015. Early childhood WIC participation, cognitive development and academic achievement. Social Science & Medicine, 126, pp.145-153.
Looking beyond health effects of the WIC program, this article explores how early-life participation in WIC program is associated with early cognitive development and long-term academic success.
- Schultz, D.J., Shanks, C.B. and Houghtaling, B., 2015. The impact of the 2009 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants, and children food package revisions on participants: a systematic review. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(11), pp.1832-1846.
This systematic review assesses the impact of the 2009 WIC package revision, including increases in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, on dietary intake, healthy food and beverage availability, and breastfeeding.
- Cullen, K.W., Chen, T.A., Dave, J.M. and Jensen, H., 2015. Differential improvements in student fruit and vegetable selection and consumption in response to the new National School Lunch Program regulations: a pilot study. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(5), pp.743-750.
To assess the impact of the 2011 National School Lunch Program meal pattern changes, this article examines students’ fruit and vegetable selections and consumption pre- and post-implementation at control and intervention schools.
- Frisvold, D.E., 2015. Nutrition and cognitive achievement: An evaluation of the School Breakfast Program. Journal of Public Economics, 124, pp.91-104.
To increase School Breakfast Program participation, some states have mandated breakfast be offered in low-income schools. This article analyzes these mandates to assess the association between School Breakfast Program and student academic achievement.
- Schwartz, M.B., Henderson, K.E., Grode, G., Hyary, M., Kenney, E.L., O'Connell, M. and Middleton, A.E., 2015. Comparing current practice to recommendations for the child and adult care food program. Childhood Obesity, 11(5), pp.491-498.
This article assesses the nutritional quality of preschools’ lunches and their compliance with IOM recommendations to improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the 2015 USDA Proposed Rule.