To the Editor We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Original Investigation “Effects of Subsidies and Prohibitions on Nutrition in a Food Benefit Program: A Randomized Clinical Trial”1 by Harnack and colleagues in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
In their study, Harnack et al1 cite incentivized and/or restricted food assistance benefits as the impetus to amend current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations. We argue that additional information is needed before broad application and translation to policy can occur.
Mansfield J, Savaiano D. Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):594. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9637