New bill would stop SNAP recipients from buying junk food with benefits

By: JANAE BOWENS and KONNER MCINTIRE See original post here. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to more than 42 million Americans. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has a new bill called the Healthy SNAP Act. It would restrict what kinds of foods are allowed to be purchased with SNAP benefits with an emphasis on removing junk foods. By the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) own admission, unhealthy foods and beverages account for

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