Food Stamp Research Paper

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Have you ever had a problem with the food stamp program or have you ever experience needing food stamps and getting denied? Well even though some people believe that more people being able to receive food stamps may result in a higher rate of misuse and abuse of food stamps, the eligibility guidelines and limitations should be changed and improved because people who aren’t qualified for food stamps actually need them and are struggling to make ends meet, some people are able to receive food stamps but still are struggling because of the small amount that they are receiving, and varieties of things that are able to be purchased and locations where food stamps are accepted are limited. n the government 's eyes the people who aren 't qualified …show more content…
There are many factors taken to determine the amount of food stamps that a family may receive and one stood out to me that the amount of food stamp changes as the age of the dependant 's) goes up. For example the food stamps states in their article “Disadvantages of Food Stamps”, “Sometimes the differential can result in an amount so small such as, $10/month, that it may not even be worth it to go on food stamps at all.” If the food stamp program accepts someone and now this person then takes their source of income and pays the bills etc. and then receives their food stamps and see’s that they only may have received $10 or a small amount as such, it provides them with a very problem. Now the recipient has to face their food issue once more and now has to find another way to try and buy food. These small amounts of food stamps given out also result in a higher rate of food …show more content…
First the rate of obesity and malnutrition has gone up. The fact that the food stamp program may distribute small amounts of food stamp go hand in hand with the issue of the varieties of foods that can be purchased. The amount of food stamps that a person receive affects their decision on food choices and if given a small amount they are more than likely going to purchase the more cheaper food that is likely to be unhealthy. In Rohini Mohans article he directly says, “Although food stamps can be used for buying breads, cereals, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, many recipients end up making unhealthy choices in order minimize expenses and buy more food.” These unhealthy choices are commonly made among recipients and it 's causing an increased rate of malnutrition and obesity, in which America and the government are trying and have set a goal to reduce the world 's obesity rate. Not only have this have put a set back on the nation 's goal to reduce obesity, there is also a limit on the purchase of hot foods causing an additional issue for some recipients of food

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