MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin state lawmaker has a plan to get food stamp users to eat healthier -- whether they want to or not.
The proposal's author, Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert, said he wants people to spend more of their aid on foods with more nutritional value, such as bread and soups, and less on things like snacks and chips.
The proposal would have the state Department of Health Services set up guidelines that require a certain amount of benefits be spent on healthy foods.
Health experts say such requirements are unfair and probably wouldn't work.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.