Texas Government Lobby 83rd Legislative Session Update: HB 948
House Bill Number 948 addresses concerns that the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as “Food Stamps”, does not meet adequate nutritional guidelines for recipients. The bill would amend the Human Resources Code to include multiple pilot projects into the SNAP program. This would include a nutrition education class to encourage recipients to purchase healthy foods. The SNAP recipients would also receive benefits at the point of sale if they purchase specified healthy food items. This bill aims to motivate and educate SNAP users on healthy eating.