There may be no more surf and turf for New Yorkers on food stamps.
State Sens. Patty Ritchie and Michael F. Nozzolio presented a bill on Wednesday that would prevent people from using food stamps to buy junk and luxury food items.
The goal is to reduce obesity by limiting the use of supplemental nutritional assistance program benefits to what the state determines to be essentials. The purpose of the SNAP program is to help families by subsidizing their food expenses, allowing them to include nutritious foods in their diet.