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Marianne Bitler to chair National Academies panel on better data for food and nutrition policy research

Professor Marianne Bitler has been appointed Chair of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine panel on "Improving Consumer Data for Food and Nutrition Policy Research for the Economic Research Service" of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The panel will review the USDA's Consumer Data and Nutrition Research program, which encompasses supplements to federal surveys, the use of and linkages between administrative and commercial databases, and the Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey. Further details about the panel's mission can be found here: www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49929

Professor Bitler has published widely on the social safety net, including the effects of government safety net programs on food security.