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Comment & Response
April 2017

Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):594-595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9672

In Reply Mansfield and Savaiano rightly point out that additional research is warranted to provide a more robust evidence base to inform policy decisions related to restricting the purchase of foods high in added sugars with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As indicated in their letter, our study1 is the first to examine restrictions and future research should examine effects among all household members over a longer period of time and in more population groups. In our study,1 we point out 2 additional research needs.