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The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

Released: 15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Tufts University
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Parke Wilde, Ph.D., an agricultural economist at Tufts University, is available to explain the implications of the nutrition programs in the proposed farm bill. He can address the bill's proposals for improving dietary quality for the SNAP program (food stamps) and provide perspective on the impact of government nutrition programs on food security in the United States.

Dr. Wilde is an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the author of recently published textbook, Food Policy in the United States (Routledge). Much of Dr. Wilde's research involves analyzing data from federal food assistance programs. He has co-authored peer-reviewed papers and federal government reports on food spending and dietary quality among SNAP participants and the impact of new breastfeeding guidelines within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Dr. Wilde is past chair of the Food Safety and Nutrition Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and current member of the Food Forum of the Institute of Medicine. Prior to coming to Tufts, he held positions at the Community Nutrition Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

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