We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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Update to Feasibility Study on Implementing SNAP in Puerto Rico

Update to Feasibility Study on Implementing SNAP in Puerto Rico

Project Overview As provided by Section 776 of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116–94), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with Insight to update our 2010 report, Implementing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Puerto Rico: A Feasibility Study. Insight also developed a detailed implementation plan with specific steps and estimated timelines and costs[...]

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Measuring the Cost of a Thrifty Food Plan

Project Overview The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) currently maintains four food plans that represent a nutritious diet for home consumption at different cost levels: Thrifty, Low Cost, Moderate Cost, and Liberal. The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) serves as the “national standard for a nutritious diet at a minimal cost” and is used[...]

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WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2022 (PC2022)

Project Overview The goal of this project is to collect and compile data on participant and program characteristics to support the management, evaluation, and improvement of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support, plus referrals to other services for[...]

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Developing a Model Consolidated Work Notice for SNAP

Project Overview In early 2021, FNS published a final rule titled, Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This rule required SNAP state agencies to provide a written notice to SNAP recipients describing all applicable work requirements for individuals residing in the household. States needed to begin meeting this notice requirement by[...]

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Quality Assurance of SNAP Quality Control

Project Overview The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s most powerful tool to combat hunger and ensure all Americans have access to healthy, affordable groceries. Eligibility for SNAP is determined through a complex set of eligibility policies—policies that can vary by state and by household circumstances. Given this complexity, a rigorous quality control[...]

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WIC Eligibility Estimates Research

Project Overview This study supports the Food and Nutrition Service’s efforts to measure program performance for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); understand the program’s reach; and identify potential unmet nutrition assistance needs, particularly at the state level and participant subgroup level. For this work, Insight team members explored options[...]

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Women, Infants, and Children Breastfeeding Policy Inventory II

Project Overview Breastfeeding is a priority for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC staff at all 89 WIC state agencies and more than 1,900 local agencies are trained to promote and support breastfeeding mothers, and WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical[...]

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SNAP to Skills

Project Overview State agencies that manage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are required to operate a SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program to help participants gain skills, education, training, work, and experience that lead to good, stable jobs and support local workforce needs. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its SNAP to[...]

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