Nutrition

Nutrition

Doctors: Remove soda from food stamp program

People shouldn't be able to use food stamps to buy sugary drinks, the American Medical Association said Wednesday.

The AMA adopted a policy saying it will work to remove sugary drinks from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Sugar-sweetened drinks make up more than half of the beverages purchased through SNAP, the AMA said — a trend that contributes to high rates of obesity and is associated with health problems such as diabetes.

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