a research-based discussion for leaders in our food and agriculture system, hospitality sector and communities

Presented by the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences, the Engaging 4 MO webinar series offers research-based insights that leaders can apply in their work to benefit and strengthen the state’s agriculture and food system, hospitality sector and communities.

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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 10 to 10:30 a.m.
“Thrifty Food Plan & Costs of Different Food Market Baskets”
Hoa Hoang, senior research associate, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri
Register at https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4BNhYby_RlqS2nDLaPD_BA.

The Thrifty Food Plan developed by USDA is the basis for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments. Our estimates suggest that a typical household’s shopping pattern is likely far from the nutritional guidelines used to design the Thrifty Food Plan. The cost-of-living adjustment used to adjust SNAP benefits for fiscal year 2023 might have fallen short of offsetting increases in SNAP households’ food costs amid high food price inflation.