Beyond More Benefits: A Look at the Evidence on the Effects of Increased Cash Value Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic on WIC-Participating Delaware Families

On this episode of the E4E podcast, we are joined by Dr. Allison Karpyn and McKenna Halverson. Dr. Allison Kapryn is the Co-Director of the University of Delaware at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her work spans from program evaluation methods, topics related to hunger, obesity, school food, supermarket access, food insecurity, and healthy corner stores to strategies to develop and maintain farmer’s markets in low-income areas. McKenna Halverson is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Human Development and Family Sciences program at the University of Delaware. McKenna’s research focuses on the individual, family, and community-level factors that influence the well-being of families with young children who are experiencing poverty. Allison and Mckenna discuss their recent work, which captures WIC participants’ perceptions of the increased Cash-Value benefits during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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