Watch Your Mouth: What Should Food Stamps Subsidize? Should Food Stamps Pay For Junk Food?
The federal food stamp program is about alleviating poverty, not discouraging obesity, so farmers' markets or fatty snacks are both fair game.
Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 4: Helping Families Afford an Adequate Diet
As other posts in this series have shown, 2011 was another tough year for low- and moderate -income families. One indicator is that over 2 million new people joined the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP, formerly known as food stamps — between January and September (the latest month available).
Hungry kids and the environment hit hard by USDA budget cuts
Hungry kids may be getting less cheddar.The House Appropriations Committee has released a detailed list of budget cuts as part of the deal to avoid a government shutdown, and it looks like agriculture and food programs are getting hit pretty …
The struggle to eat
As Congress wrangles over spending cuts, surging numbers of Americans are relying on the government just to put food on the table
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