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Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) Interim Report

Susan Bartlett, Jacob Klerman, Parke Wilde, Lauren Olsho, Michelle Blocklin, Christopher Logan, Ayesha Enver


August 7, 2013
The overall goal of the Healthy Incentives Pilot evaluation is to assess the impact of HIP on participants’ intake of targeted fruits and vegetables. Within this broad goal, FNS identified five specific objectives:
  1. Assess the causal impact of HIP on fruit and vegetable consumption by SNAP participants, and on other key measures of dietary intake.
  2. Identify and assess factors that influence how HIP impacts participants.
  3. Describe the processes involved in implementing and operating HIP.
  4. Assess the impact on the HIP grantee (the State SNAP agency), the local SNAP agency, and their team of partners (including retailers, State EBT provider, and community organizations).
  5. Quantify, to the extent possible, the Federal, State, and local administrative and benefit costs of the pilot.
This Interim Report focuses on the first two objectives, providing estimates of fruit and vegetable consumption among HIP and non-HIP participants and other early pilot impacts 4 to 6 months after HIP implementation. The Final Report will address all five research objectives, analyzing the complete set of data collected during the evaluation period.

View the summary of the interim report.
North America