Can I buy Protein Powder with SNAP?
The answer is a little complicated. Some protein powders are classified as supplements which are not eligible and some as food items, which are eligible. The hard bit is knowing how to tell the difference. To find out if a product is eligible you can check the label. If it includes “Nutritional Facts” then you are ok, but if it includes “Supplement Facts” then the product is a supplement and ineligible for SNAP.
Additional information can be found by visiting the USDA Eligible Food Item page for more information and guidelines for purchasing food items using SNAP.