The committee’s recommendations for defining, measuring, and monitoring the adequacy of SNAP allotments within the context of participants’ ability to meet the program goals are derived from its review and analysis of a broad range of evidence. The committee concluded from its findings that the adequacy of SNAP allotments is influenced by individual, household, and environmental factors, as well as program characteristics. Its recommendations are structured to (1) assist USDA-FNS in establishing an objective definition of the adequacy of SNAP allotments, taking into consideration the evidence for these factors and (2) identify specific data and analysis requirements to support an evidence-based assessment of allotment adequacy.

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