Texas bills would limit junk food bought with food stamps

Texas bills would limit junk food bought with food stamps

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Feb 8, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's a push in Texas to ban people from buying junk food and energy drinks with food stamps.

There are currently two legislative bills Texas lawmakers are discussing. One would ban the purchase of junk food with food stamps. The other would ban the purchase of energy drinks.

"We should not be on the one hand using tax dollars to buy junk food and on the other hand using tax dollars to pay for the health-related diseases because of junk food," said state representative Richard Pena Raymond.

Supporters of the bill say those on federal assistance are abusing what their given by purchasing items with no nutritional value.

Both bills are still moving through the legislative process.

SOURCE: KWKT: TX bill to limit junk food bought with food stamps 

SOURCE: KHOU: Bills would limit junk food bought with food stamps