260.095 Eligibility of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for SNAP and Counseling

260.095

260.095 Eligibility of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for SNAP and Counseling: The Texas Medical Association 1) will develop educational materials for physicians to support their efforts to inform and counsel parents and their children about the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and high-fat, -salt, or -carbohydrate foods on obesity and overall health; and 2) encourages the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to include educational materials about nutrition and healthy food and beverage choices in routine materials that are currently sent to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients along with the revised eligible foods and beverages guidelines and to extend local programs that multiply value for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables under SNAP; and 3) will work with both the Texas Legislature and the HHSC to remove SSBs from SNAP (Amended Res. 302-A-13; amended CSPH Rep. 4-A-18).

Last Updated On

August 20, 2018