Food Stamp Rationale Makes Little Sense

To the Readers Forum:

Here is a list of things you CAN buy on food stamps and has little or no nutritional value: potato chips, corn chips, candy, cake, cookies, soda, etc. – basically junk food, right? OK, here’s one thing that surprised me you cannot buy on them, despite having a B vitamin in it: a relatively new energy drink.

I can understand pet food and alcohol, but an energy drink? Does anyone see anything wrong with this rationale?

Ronald Forsythe

Jamestown