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“What People Buy With Food Stamps” - The Washington Post.

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  1. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    By Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post.

    “Soda ad blitzes match food stamp schedules, study says.”

    “What people buy with food stamps.
    The top 10 commodities purchased by households in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.”

    5.44% Soft drinks.
    3.85% Milk.
    3.05% Ground beef.
    3.03% Bagged snacks.
    2.83% Cheese.
    2.49% Bread.
    2.12% Cereal.
    1.85% Chicken.
    1.54% Frozen snacks.
    1.51% Lunchmeat.

    Source: USDA. The Washington Post.

    Soda ad blitzes conspicuously match food stamp schedules, study says
     
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  2. philobeddoe

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    Interesting ….. no fish on the list. Most fish are good for one's diet.
     
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  3. anstro76

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    I don't buy fish either. Fresh fish is expensive for inferior farm raised non-local product that has a short shelf life and frozen fish is just not worth the $$
     
  4. tilly

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    Man. If they keep this up we will have a bunch of obese kids running around.o_O
     
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  5. citygator

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    Fake news. I’ve seen it here posted many times that they buy filet mignon and candy just before getting into their new BMW.
     
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  6. GatorNorth

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    Shocking. People on food stamps buy mostly processed foods that can mass produce meals. And soda.

    Who woulda thunk that?
     
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  7. T3goalie

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    We do already and it has nothing to do with food stamps... sugar. sofa, carbs, corn syrup, inactivity... type 2 is in! Apparently even at Miss America.
     
  8. OaktownGator

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    It generally costs more and takes more planning to eat well. Doesn't fit with the lives of most people on food stamps.
     
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  9. GatorSean

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    But it doesn't cost more and take more planning to drink soda over water. And soda is the #1 item on the list. And probably the least healthy on the list.

    Would it be terrible to prohibit buying soda with Food Stamps? I don't think so. It's unnecessary, unhealthy and expensive.
     
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  10. OaktownGator

    OaktownGator Guardian of the GC Galaxy Moderator VIP Member

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    Unless you live in Flint. ;)
     
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  11. GatorNavy

    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator VIP Member

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    Food Stamps should be used for the basics and not for lobster, snacks, soda, desserts, etc.
     
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  12. homer

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    Were the sodas all sugar sweetened?

    Or does it matter?
     
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  13. ursidman

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    that's why I don't drink soda. I don't want to be poor.
    :emoji_upside_down:
     
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  14. Tasselhoff

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    I don’t care what they buy with their food stamps. Blow it all on one nice meal and starve for a week or so or spend it on staples and build a weeks worth of meals from it....their choice. As long as
    1. They legitimately need/received the food stamps
    2. There is a limit on how long able body people are on food stamps.

    Now I will say that limiting soda and other pure junk wouldn’t bother me either since people on food stamps probably aren’t paying their own medical bills. And poor diet is probably one of the leading causes of illness and disease in America.
     
  15. vaxcardinal

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    maybe it's diet soda
     
  16. citygator

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    Spending 5% of food stamps on soda is abuse of the concept? I drink plenty of soda and I’m very healthy. Diet soda, but it cost the same.
     
  17. citygator

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    Water is free. Might be more pissed to see poor people spending money for free H2O.
     
  18. danmann65

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    I looked at the list and does no one read the percentages. About 8 percent is pure crap with nothing but calories to benefit the recipients. Everything else reads like stuff that should be on any grocery list.
     
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    Soda is wasteful it has no benefit over tap water. I think drinking nonbottled water should be everyones goal.
     
  20. citygator

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    Of course 8% crap is kind of a winner in the US. I'd surprised if that was high. BREAKING NEWS: 5% on soda is average.

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    CHART: Here's What Americans Buy At The Grocery Store
     
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