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Can you buy Protein Powder with food stamps?

Whether you can buy protein powder with food stamps will depend on if the item is sold as a food item or as a supplement. This can be checked easily by reading the label on the back of the product. If it includes “Supplement Facts” then you can’t purchase it using food stamps. If the label is marked “Nutritional Facts” then you can purchase it with the SNAP benefit on an EBT card. There are many protein powders sold as supplements, so be careful to check.

Additional information can be found by visiting the USDA Eligible Food Item page for more information and guidelines for purchasing food items using SNAP.

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