The food stamp program is also another program that is used to ensure that those below the poverty line are receiving nutritious food. Although the program cannot enforce that only healthy food can be bought with food stamps the nutrition education that comes when applying for the program is hopefully helping people to make healthier choices. They are allowed to buy any food item that is for human consumption including seeds and plants to grow a garden. The federal food and nutrition services (FNS) is in charge of the program. The amount rewarded each month is based on income and family size (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014).Although we probably hear a lot about food stamps being abused it does help a lot of Americans to put food on the table for their family when they might otherwise not be able to.
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