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how do I get fresh vegatables on Food Stamps. At 55, receiving a small check this is hard. I have no money and can barely buy a banana for potassium. My health is lacking because I can’t afford the proper foods. Please advise I am tired of canned green beans.

It can be very challenging to stretch food dollars. Keep in mind that all forms count – canned, frozen and juice are also packed with nutrition. Watch for specials and sales on frozen, canned and juices, in addition to fresh. Click here to access a free brochure called “Save Time and Money” that has tips and recipes that use low cost healthy food items.

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