Food stamps don't help improve nutrition for children

03/7/2013 | Reuters

Whether or not they participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, most low-income children and teens failed to meet the national dietary recommendations for whole grains, fruits and vegetables, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Of those receiving SNAP benefits, researchers found that about 19% were overweight and 18% were obese, which is similar to the percentages of low-income children not receiving SNAP benefits.

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