Considering that most people that are on Food Stamps purchase food with these stamps that are not nutritious and then buy bottled water and soft drinks and other “luxury” food items; these are the people that have damaged the system for people really in need of food stamps. The flaw in this program is that there were no programs in place to educate people in how to prepare fresh foods, shop the outer perimeter of a grocery store. The caveat of this is that these nutritious foods are more expensive than the cheap non-nutritious foods in the center of these grocery stores.
Food is supposed to be about nutrition. It would seem that food stamps should be about the same as well.
The concept of food stamps was about providing assistance for a temporary life situation not a lifelong situation. This is the major flaw in our food stamp program. – 09/20/13/SET