talia-mom
Another state trying to ban junk food bought with food stamps
February 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM

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.

Replies

  • radioheid
    February 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM

     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.

  • krise
    by krise
    February 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM
    EH... I wouldn't fight that.. sure why not
  • jupiter5
    February 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    good.


  • talia-mom
    February 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I have no clue what they would define it as.


    I know what I would define it as.


    Quoting radioheid:

     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.



  • opinionatedmom
    February 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM

     oh lord here we go again. poor horsie.

  • Ms.KitKat
    February 18, 2013 at 6:01 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. 

  • LauraKW
    by LauraKW
    February 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM
    You wrote pretty much word for word what I was about to say. You rock.

    Quoting radioheid:

     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.

  • mereinhart28
    February 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM


    Quoting Ms.KitKat:

     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. 

    I agree. 

  • LaughingTattoo
    February 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Good

  • babyspots17
    February 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM
    Okay