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April 3, 2012 8:31 AM
Question is for U.S. users obviously - a friend of mine gets EBT/Food Stamps for her family, she is on MFP working on her diet, starting to workout, etc, and she is interested in incoroporating protein shakes on occasion - she is wondering if it is possible to purchase a tub of cheap protein powder with EBT? I was thinking it might be possible but then again maybe not if it is categorized as a supplement and not a 'food'? Just wondering if any MFP people have any personal experience/information that I could share with her?
  10992749
April 3, 2012 8:34 AM
Have worked at a grocery store afew years ago I have never had anybody come thru the line with protein shake tryin to buy them with EBT.

I know that you can buy like slim fast with them tho....

Maybe try to google it.
April 3, 2012 8:55 AM
I believe so... I've used them for bottled and canned protein shakes, also Slim Fast and other diet aids so I would say yes but I'm not sure.
  12281257
April 3, 2012 8:57 AM
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Check out the product label on the back of protein powders to determine if they can be purchased with EBT. If the label head reads “supplement facts,” it is considered a supplement and can not be purchased using EBT. If the label head reads “nutritional facts,” then the protein powder is classified as a food, and EBT benefits can be used to purchase the product.

Read more: How to Buy Protein Powder With EBT | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_6932811_buy-protein-powder-ebt.html#ixzz1qzeohbuC


It must be true. I read it on the internets!
  13285248
September 10, 2012 10:54 AM
YES you can buy protein powder with Food Stamps. Today I bought 2lb of 25g Whey protein by PURE PROTEIN with food stamps from walmart. YOU CAN BUY ANY PROTEIN POWDER THAT HAS A NUTRITION FACTS LABEL ON THE BACK.

This is what the one I bought looks like without the 100% in front of whey protein on the front label http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Pure+protein+whey+protein&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1253&bih=644&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=9Bp92UILbhuk0M:&imgrefurl=http://www.sixpacksmackdown.com/2012/07/12/pure-protein-100-whey-protein-powder-review/&docid=pz--hhkihgyHlM&imgurl=http://www.sixpacksmackdown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pure-protein-whey-protein-2lb.jpg&w=300&h=300&ei=2ihOUInoOaPd0QG3jIGQDA&zoom=1
September 10, 2012 11:03 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:
Check out the product label on the back of protein powders to determine if they can be purchased with EBT. If the label head reads “supplement facts,” it is considered a supplement and can not be purchased using EBT. If the label head reads “nutritional facts,” then the protein powder is classified as a food, and EBT benefits can be used to purchase the product.

Read more: How to Buy Protein Powder With EBT | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_6932811_buy-protein-powder-ebt.html#ixzz1qzeohbuC


It must be true. I read it on the internets!


This is suppose to be true. However, I have worked at Wal-mart in the past and idiots screwed this up all the time. It all depends on how it is entered into the computer. Honestly, her best of luck would just be to try. Worst case, she would have to just ask them to take it back off.
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