SNAP, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides low-income families and individuals with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards that can be used to purchase food items at authorized retailers. Whether or not protein powder can be purchased with SNAP depends on the specific rules and regulations in your state and the types of food items that are eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.
In general, food items that are considered "nutritional supplements," and are labeled as such, may not be eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits. However, items that include "nutritional facts" on the label rather than "supplement facts" may be eligible. However, it's always best to check with your local SNAP office or the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website for the most up-to-date information on what types of food items are eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.