of the environmental factors that may limit their access to low-cost healthy foods. Chapter 5 describes the structure of SNAP and how various program characteristics affect participating households’ purchasing and consumption patterns. Particular attention is paid to the additional resources provided to households through SNAP allotments and the formula used to determine the amount of the allotments. Lastly, the committee’s conclusions and recommendations are presented in Chapter 6. The appendixes provide additional material, including a description of the committee’s review and evaluation of the relevant literature.

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