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Food stamps don’t alter kids’ sugary drink choices

A report shows that children from families participating in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, do not significantly consume much more or less milk, soda, and fruit juice when compared to peers not in SNAP.

SNAP provides an average of about $284 per month for people with low incomes to use at grocery stores on food. Families are not allowed to purchase alcohol, tobacco and other non-food items with SNAP. The report, featured in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, suggests that SNAP doesn’t affect beverage choices and consumption among kids in low income families. Read the entire article in Reuters.

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