FIGURE S-1 Framework for determining the feasibility of defining the adequacy of SNAP allotments.
NOTE: Solid lines represent the food purchasing and consumption process for households participating in SNAP, independent of the program. Dashed lines represent the influence of SNAP program characteristics on this process.

needed to support an objective, evidence-based assessment of benefit adequacy. The committee’s framework describes how the SNAP program fits into a household’s overall process of acquiring and providing food for all family members. It consists of three major parts: (1) the program goals of food security and access to a healthy diet; (2) total resources, individual/household factors, and environmental factors that influence the process through which households purchase and consume foods; and (3) elements of the SNAP program characteristics that interact with the process through which households may achieve program goals.



The committee’s conclusions are based on the findings derived from its review of the available evidence. These conclusions formed the basis for the committee’s recommendations.

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