Advancing equity in the Farm Bill: Opportunities for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

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Joel Muniz -

An article published in Nutrients, a peer-reviewed, open access journal

"The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) is a federally funded grant program that provides nutrition incentives—subsidies for purchasing fruits and vegetables (FV)— to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. GusNIP currently advances nutrition equity by improving FV access for people with low incomes, yet inequities exist within GusNIP. We sought to identify inequities in GusNIP at the community, organization, partner, and individual levels and develop recommendations for farm bill provisions to make the program more equitable."

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