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Comment & Response
April 2017

Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):594. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9637

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.

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