The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, originally set requirements on convenience store retailers that accepted SNAP as payment to shelve healthy foods based on standards set by the Obama administration, according to NPR News.
The requirements placed a major strain on businesses because they were ordering healthy items that were not being purchased by the SNAP recipients who patron their establishments. Additionally, the requirement controlled what foods all SNAP recipients could purchase.
To end the restrictions, the Trump administration proposed a new plan that would expand the healthy food choices to include dried meats and processed cheese. Many critics are currently complaining that the proposal will encourage the obesity of SNAP recipients. However, the businesses the proposal will affect are overjoyed. The new change will allow both affordability and choices for both SNAP recipients and businesses, as well.