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Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53922-meanstestedprograms.pdf

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2017 Annual Report

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/88074/eib-190.pdf?v=43174

Examines trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through FY2017.  Also covers trends in the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in U.S. households and the contribution of SNAP benefits to household food spending.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Maternal Characteristics of Prenatal WIC Receipt in the United States, 2016

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db298.pdf

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children seeks to improve fetal development and reduce problems due to inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.  This report describes prenatal WIC receipt in the U.S. in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race, and Hispanic origin, and education.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Beyond Nutrition and Organic Labels: 30 Years of Experience With Intervening in Food Labels

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85687/err-239.pdf?v=43053

Uses case studies of five food labels to show the economic effects and tradeoffs of a federal role in setting product standards, verifying claims, and enforcing truthfulness.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Participation Rates in Other Assistance Programs: 2013

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-149.pdf

Tracks the percentage of the U.S. population that received some federal assistance with food, transportation, clothing, or housing during the year of record.  These programs lie outside the major federal social safety net programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

An Assessment of Product Turnover in the U.S. Food Industry and Effects on Nutrient Content

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85761/eib-183.pdf?v=43055

Looks at data gathered in the 2008-2012 period to examine product entry and exit in the U.S. food industry, and how nutrient composition differed as a marketing strategy.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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