Maine has once again asked the federal government to ban the purchase of sugary drinks and candy with food stamps. Momentum is building for new food stamp restrictions that would ban the purchase of candy and soda this week, however, the trump administration denied a request from the state of maine that would have placed such restrictions on its food stamp program. Momentum is building for new food stamp restrictions that would ban the purchase of candy and soda this week, however, the trump administration denied a request from the state of maine that would have placed such restrictions on its food stamp program the denial, issued tuesday, is the first. New data from the united states department of agriculture reveals food stamp recipients spent more on soda than vegetables. Food stamp fables by the inside headline for the story is what's in the shopping cart of a food stamp household lots of sugary soda, and the front-page illustration shows a shopping cart containing almost nothing but two-liter pop bottles. One study estimates that prohibiting food-stamp funds from being spent on sweetened beverages would prevent more than 400,000 americans from becoming obese.
Recipients are supposed to use snap or food stamp benefits to make healthy food choices and obtain a more nutritious diet but it turns out that such as soda and candy, from being purchased with food stamps. The usda has announced that it is planning new state flexibilities in the food stamp program democracy dies in darkness sections home the usda is considering proposals to let states impose new restrictions on purchases of soda and candy and require snap candidates to. The mayors of los angeles, chicago and 15 other cities are joining new york city mayor michael bloomberg in reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks in a letter to. Reductions in the supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap), otherwise known as food stamps, automatically kick in today as a result of the expiration of provisions the 2009 stimulus bill meanwhile, congressional leaders are debating what further cuts will be made to the. The customer uses $2000 in food stamps the cashier must first apply the food stamps to the taxable purchases (bottled water, diet soda, and fruit punch drink. (ap photo/seth perlman)(cnsnewscom) - soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single us grocery retailer.
New york's mayor michael bloomberg is seeking to bar the use of food stamps for buying soda and other sweetened drinks. The new data revived an old debate about banning soda from the $71-billion food-stamp program in february, the house agriculture committee held a hearing to gather testimony about the pros and cons of such a restriction. Full moons bring out eccentric behavior in people, but this last super moon was an extra doozy against all odds, i found myself agreeing with 18 big city mayors talk about strange bedfellows. If they ever finish arguing about immigration and the budget, members of congress can be expected to turn to food stamps, which conservative republicans want to cut and democrats don't for their own sake and to promote public health, both sides might want to focus on a simple reform. Study suggests a ban preventing the purchase of sugary drinks and soda with food stamps would stop 281,000 adults and 141,000 children from becoming obese.
Some taxpayers consider it a sweet idea: trim the purchase of soda and candy from the benefits provided to food stamp users the state of maine wants to do just that. On thursday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg announced that he had asked the us department of agriculture to allow the city to exempt soda from the permitted list of items its 17 million food stamp recipients can purchase with their benefits this ban would last for two years, enough time. What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery storethe answer was largely a mystery until now the us department of agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called snap, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical. Statewide (wgme) a new report released by the us department of agriculture is revealing the items purchased by a typical family on food stampsthe report reveals the number one item bought by families on food stamps is soda in mainethat adds up to an e. In 2011, former democratic president barack obama's administration rejected then-new york city mayor michael bloomberg's soda ban for food stamp recipients, and in june, he raised significant concerns with lepage's proposal, saying there would be no meaningful way to evaluate whether.
A newly elected florida legislator says people who qualify for food stamps should not be allowed to buy candy and soda with them, and he's pushing to change state law to prevent it.