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  • Rebates a cost-effective way to boost healthy eating among low-income people, study finds

    University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An evaluated the cost effectiveness and health benefits of implementing a rebate program for low-income households that receive federal food assistance benefits to promote purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables.

    University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An evaluated the cost effectiveness and health benefits of implementing a rebate program for low-income households that receive federal food assistance benefits to promote purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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  •  Editor’s notes: To reach Ruopeng An, call 217-244-0966; email ran5@illinois.edu

           
    The paper “Nationwide Expansion of a Financial Incentive Program on Fruit and Vegetable Purchases among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis” is available online from ScienceDirect and from the News Bureau.