Ban on soda food stamps could prevent obesity
(KTVI) – A ban on food stamp purchases of soda and other sugary drinks could cause a major drop in obesity and diabetes among the poor.
Stanford researchers say banning the sweet drinks could prevent more than 130,000 children from becoming obese. It could also keep 200,000 adults from developing Type 2 diabetes.
The study comes as critics say the federal food stamp program supports the purchase of sugary drinks that don’t have nutritional value.