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Insight Analyzes SNAP Benefit Redemptions

Along with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Insight is pleased to share a report highlighting SNAP Benefit Redemption Patterns including timing, number of transactions per household, and the rate at which households exhaust their SNAP benefits. The study compares fiscal year (FY) 2017 data to data from FY 2003 and FY 2009. We investigate in[...]

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Insight Collaborates on FNS’s Evaluation of a School Meals Demonstration Project

Along with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and Mathematica Policy Research, Insight is pleased to share the Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Demonstrations, Year 2 report. This report examines the impact of using Medicaid data to directly certify students for free and reduced-price school meals in the National[...]

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Insight transitions to a remote workplace

As a result of the global pandemic, we have made the decision to close our offices and transition fully to a remote workplace. We will reassess this situation in a month, on April 13. We believe Insight has a responsibility to practice social distancing to protect both the most vulnerable among our employees and extended[...]

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OPRE releases two publications on rapid learning methods from Insight researchers

Insight is proud to collaborate with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) on its annual methods meeting, which explores critical topics in social science research methodology. OPRE recently released two publications from its 2018 meeting, authored by Insight researchers. Last year’s meeting on rapid learning methods featured a presentation by vice president Scott[...]

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Insight wins USDA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor of the Year Award!

On June 19, Insight Policy Research was named USDA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor of the Year! The Insight team was recently recognized USDA-wide for our “professional demeanor, collaborative nature, and exceptional work quality” on nutrition assistance-related contracts with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Over the past 12 years, we have worked extensively in support[...]

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