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Why don;'t they make FS like WIC?
by Anonymous
January 31, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Give you a check and state what you can and can't buy on it.  

WIC: Bread, milk, eggs, beans, cereal, juice, tuna!!

FS: Card with $$ on it!?


  • Mom2Jake08
    February 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    I'm totally for this. If I were in charge (ha!) junk food would  not be allowed. There's no dietary need for Oreos. Food stamps should be for healthy food. If you want junk, buy it yourself.

  • Anonymous 24
    by Anonymous 24
    February 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    The government wouldn't be telling you what to eat, they would be putting stipulations on what their money could be used for.  You would still be free to use your own money to purchase foods you want or decline FS completely.  They wouldn't force you to take them.

    Quoting buzymom93:

    no, the government should not be able to regulate it...i wouldn't want anyone telling me what to eat, food stamps or not.. i mean really its my choice...

    Quoting Anonymous:

     But if the government is paying for the food, shouldn't they be able to regulate what's being bought with it? Socialism is a wonderful thing!

    Quoting buzymom93:

    well just because someone is low income doesn't mean that the government should tell them how to eat!  a person should be able to eat how and what they want...  whether a person chooses to eat healthy or not doesn't matter to anyone else, its their life, their choice.. 

    too many people worry about what everyone else is doing, its ridiculous

    Quoting sheymann:

    You can buy food. Any food, whateverr you want. It doesn't have to be healthy or even actual food. It can be junk food, soda, etc. 

    OP: I agree with you. If you're on FS you shouldn't be able to load up your card with junk food. I'm not saying zero junk food but not mostly.

    Quoting peaches_04:

    I think they do to an extent


  • raven1114
    April 3, 2013 at 4:32 AM
    The tuna fish from WIC is only given to moms who are breastfeeding, not to children.
    Quoting mariesmama:

    nowhere in my state do they give tuna on wic the choices here are peanut butter, which my 3 yr old is allergic to or beans which she wont eat she has spd and wont eat certain things

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    April 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM


  • KanPsMommy
    April 7, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Everywhere doesn't give WIC checks. Where I'm from WIC is a huge warehouse set up much like a grocery story, only its only stocked with WIC food products. But it would work in theory the same with FS.  

  • Cmgmqmmom
    April 7, 2013 at 8:12 PM
    I have an idea...why doesn't everyone just worry about their own families?
    And no, I have never been on PA. I just have better things to do with my time than worry about everyone else.

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