leonard sheaffer17 days ago
I have met with the head of the snap program a couple years ago in Washington. There are people that really need this program & know how to buy nutritious foods, but there is also a lot of waste in the program also. Low income people have one of the biggest obesity problems. I think there should be better guidelines on what is considered eligible food. The head of the program said pop & potato chips are eligible food & it would to hard to determine if an energy drink was a food or not. There are guide lines in the WIC program. They could be established for the food stamp program. I think there should be food educational programs tied to receiving benefits. I don't think people should should get cash back on a SNAP purchase. I think there is enough fraud that could be eliminated in the program to save the amount of the cuts. One of big reasons for the cuts was to eliminate the automatic SNAP qualification because of receiving heating assistance. Some states were giving $1 assistance so people could qualify.