Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's a push in Texas to ban people from buying junk food and energy drinks with food stamps.
There are currently two legislative bills Texas lawmakers are discussing. One would ban the purchase of junk food with food stamps. The other would ban the purchase of energy drinks.
"We should not be on the one hand using tax dollars to buy junk food and on the other hand using tax dollars to pay for the health-related diseases because of junk food," said state representative Richard Pena Raymond.
Supporters of the bill say those on federal assistance are abusing what their given by purchasing items with no nutritional value.
Both bills are still moving through the legislative process.
by kriseFebruary 18 at 5:12 PMEH... I wouldn't fight that.. sure why not
by talia-momFebruary 18 at 5:13 PM
I have no clue what they would define it as.
I know what I would define it as.
Define "junk food".
I agree with banning the purchase of energy drinks with food stamps. I'm surprised they were ever allowed in the first place.
by mereinhart28February 18 at 7:09 PM
I really have no issue with this. The supplemental food program should be to provide healthy food choices. If the family chooses to purchase junk food, they should do so on their own dime. Not mine.
February 18 at 7:10 PM
by babyspots17February 18 at 9:19 PMOkay