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Research Brief. Introduction: Emerging research suggests that behavioral economics-based strategies to promote purchase of healthy foods may be effective approaches to improving diets and health. Such strategies could be especially valuable to lower-income consumers such as the more than 44 million lower-income Americans participating in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of 2016. For such consumers, tight budget constraints mean they must choose carefully to select foods that are both healthy and economical.

Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. Department Nutrition. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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USDA Duke-UNC Center for Behavioral Economics and Health Food Choice Research (BECR) and the Regional Nutrition Education, and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence for the Southern Region (RNECE-South)
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