SODA IS TOP PURCHASE BY FAMILIES ON FOOD STAMP, ALSO BUY MORE JUNK FOOD THAN THOSE WHO ARE NOT

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Food stamps are a last resort for millions of low income families across America who struggle to put food on the table.

So it may come as a surprise that the top purchase made by food stamps is not food at all; it’s soda.

Soda accounts for five percent of every dollar spent in stamps while a whopping 20 percent is spent on junk food that includes ‘sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar’.

The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74billion food stamp program SNAP, found that dairy and processed foods were among the top purchases, the New York Times reports.

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Soda is top of the shopping list for families on food stamps who spend ONE FIFTH of their allowance on junk foods 

3 thoughts on “SODA IS TOP PURCHASE BY FAMILIES ON FOOD STAMP, ALSO BUY MORE JUNK FOOD THAN THOSE WHO ARE NOT

    fuzzysdad01 said:
    January 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Give Me Liberty.

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    fuzzysdad01 said:
    January 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    This needs to be stopped

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    Kenneth T. said:
    January 16, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Reblogged this on PliscaPlace.

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