Make only basic, nutritional foods eligible for the food stamp program.
I get your point, but in reality, the food stamp program would double in cost
. For $5.00 of food stamps
, you can cheaply choose out of these packaged items to feed you, your wife & your three kids:
-five frozen tv dinners
-five frozen pizzas
-five cheap sugary cereal boxes
-five big bags of off-brand potato chips
-five 3-liter off-brand soda
-five items of canned spaghetti & meatballs
-or five McDoubles/five soft tacos/five small frosties/ 25 total chicken nuggets
(the list is endless)
But for $5.00 of food stamps spent on local organic produce
aimed at feeding said 5 people, you can get:
-2 large Navel oranges or..
-8 oz. of almonds
-3 avocados or...
-one half-gallon of organic milk or...
-two bushels of Kale
The roars would have lawmakers increasing the food stamp allotment to meet the new "healthy-eligible-food" guidelines.