COLUMBIA: Haley pushes to limit food stamp purchases to healthy items | Politics | The State
South Carolina, long at the back of the line in health care, wants to take the lead among states in the battle against obesity by allowing only healthy foods to be purchased with food stamps.
Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday joined leaders of three state agencies to announce plans to seek a waiver from the federal government to change the food stamp program. Haley noted that South Carolina has the eighth highest rate of obesity among states.
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So the question I pose you folks is; agree or disagree? Why?
Personally I think we can ban certain types of foods from being purchased with food stamps easily without breaking any real issues.
I would ban the purchase of chips, soda's, candies.
I think that is a common sense solution that doesn't go into landmine issues.