Q) why if food stamps is to help feed low income people and yes help should be provided but why is soda chips lobster tails candy, hero’s high end cut meat etc and other junk food able to be paid for with tax payer dollars and yet schools are told they should not have soda chips etc why isn’t food stamps regulated like wick
A)The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, is designed to provide food assistance to low-income individuals and families to help them access nutritious food that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The program is designed to increase food security and reduce hunger, and it is intended to be a temporary support for people in need.
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase a wide variety of food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, bread, and cereal. However, the program does not restrict the purchase of certain types of food, such as junk food or sugary drinks.
One reason for this is that the government believes that it is not their place to dictate what individuals can and cannot purchase with their benefits. Additionally, there is no scientific consensus that a ban on certain types of food would be an effective way to improve the health of SNAP participants or reduce obesity rates.
It is important to note, however, that the program does provide education and resources on healthy eating and offers incentives for purchasing healthy foods, such as double value coupons for fruits and vegetables. Some states also have programs that allow SNAP participants to purchase produce at farmers’ markets.
Overall, the goal of SNAP is to provide assistance to low-income individuals and families to help them access nutritious food, and while the program does not restrict the purchase of certain types of food, it does provide resources and incentives to encourage healthy eating.
You do have a point. I recommend you write your state representative and share your concerns about the current Food Stamp – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program.