Spending at mobile fruit and vegetable carts and using SNAP benefits to pay, Bronx, New York, 2013 and 2014

Andrew Breck, Kamila M. Kiszko, Courtney Abrams, Brian D. Elbel

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Abstract

This study examines purchases at fruit and vegetable carts and evaluates the potential benefits of expanding the availability of electronic benefit transfer machines at Green Carts. Customers at 4 Green Carts in the Bronx, New York, were surveyed in 3 waves from June 2013 through July 2014. Customers who used Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits spent on average $3.86 more than customers who paid with cash. This finding suggests that there may be benefits to increasing the availability of electronic benefit transfer machines at Green Carts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE87
JournalPreventing chronic disease
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Spending at mobile fruit and vegetable carts and using SNAP benefits to pay, Bronx, New York, 2013 and 2014. / Breck, Andrew; Kiszko, Kamila M.; Abrams, Courtney; Elbel, Brian D.

In: Preventing chronic disease, Vol. 12, No. 6, E87, 2015.

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