SNAP Decisions: UConn Study Counters Food Stamp Misconceptions

by Elaina Hancock

Photo: SNAP-Ed Photo Gallery, USDA

A study by a researcher at the University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy has found that, contrary to widely held beliefs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, does not encourage poor eating habits but actually causes a tangible decrease in the proportion of food expenditures spent on eating out.