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Arkansas lawmakers advance junk food ban for food stamps

from The Associated Press via The Washington Times

Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to buy soda or junk food under a plan that's heading to the state House for a vote. The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee endorsed the proposal by Republican Rep. Mary Bentley of Perryville to prohibit using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to purchase foods and beverages with "insufficient" nutritional value. more

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