Are food restrictions really restrictive?

How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity

Often, when people discuss the obesity crisis in the United States, and another failed effort to help people change their eating habits, it’s as if there’s nothing we can do. But sometimes it’s actually more that there’s nothing we will do. There’s a difference. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), colloquially known as food stamps, provides aid to poor families in the United States so that they can buy food. More than 44 million Americans are in the program, with the average household receiving about $255 a month. Oddly, food insecurity is linked to obesity. ….[READ]

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