Eat me, not a Snickers!
Eat me, not a Snickers!

Plan: Convince OC Food Stamp Recipients To Eat Fruits & Vegetables

Eat me, not a Snickers!

It's not enough that hard-working folks fund food stamps for the jobless in Orange County.

Our government officials also feel the need to supplement that spending with additional expenses.

How so?

On September 21, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote to spend $223,000 in federal tax dollars on a nine-month public relations campaign designed to influence how food stamp recipients spend the currency.

The goal? They want to convince food stamp recipients to eat more fruits and vegetables, and "increase" physical activities.

County bureaucrats back the proposal, claiming it will dramatically alter eating habits in the target group.

The plan is part of a California Department of Public Heath and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy "to coordinate and support regional nutrition."

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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