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'Junk food' could ban some healthy items for food stamp recipients

3:55 PM, May 14, 2013
Among the items purchased by this shopper are potato chips and suckers.
Among the items purchased by this shopper are potato chips and suckers.
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Swiss cheese, organic milk and white rice are out. Mild cheddar and brown rice are in.

A Republican-backed bill to spur poor people to use more of their Food Share benefits on healthy food has proven to be more complicated - and more controversial - than it might seem on the surface.

Under Assembly Bill 110, two-thirds of a monthly food stamp allotment would have to be spent on a list of healthy foods. ...

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