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Florida House Panel Tosses Out Food Stamp Junk Food Ban

If you have to have food stamps to make ends meet, it looks like the state won’t ban you from having a snack, munching on chips, or enjoying a candy bar. A Florida House panel stripped a provision from a bill that would have banned the purchase of so called junk food with food stamps.

02/13/2012

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Panel Okays Ban On Food Aid For Snacks

A proposal to prevent poor people from using federal assistance to buy certain snack foods was narrowly approved by a House committee Monday, but the sponsor said after heavy debate that he may change sections of the bill dictating what foods the aid can be used for.

CBS4–01/31/2012

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Bill Would Eliminate Junk Food From Food Aid Programs

A bill that would eliminate “non-healthy, non-staple” foods from those permitted under food assistance guidelines sparked a tart debate in the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

CBS4–01/26/2012

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