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food′ stamp`

a coupon sold or given under a federal program to eligible needy persons and redeemable for food at designated stores or markets. Also called food′ cou`pon.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: stamp - a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food
legal tender, tender, stamp - something that can be used as an official medium of payment
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Danais climbed aboard the New Hampshire House listserv the other day to offer his wisdom to his fellow reps--this time on the federal food stamp program and what he called "a short lesson in irony."
The chief sponsor of the legislation, Deputy Ahmad Tavakkoli, has compared his program to the American Food Stamp system, a comparison that underscores how official state hatred for the United States is often tempered by respect for its perceived skills at management and public policy.
C-store Owners Plead Guilty in Food Stamp Fraud Case
YES Lawmakers in California, New York, and Iowa have proposed amendments to the Food Stamp Act that would require someone (who exactly, nobody has said) to come up with a list of "good foods" and "bad foods." The 43 million Americans who participate in food-stamp programs would be denied access to the "bad" foods.
The most recent data from the Department of Agriculture show that participation by state in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) increased 0.9 in November from the month prior.
Here, I examine the effect of the Food Stamp Program on obesity.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) is the cornerstone of the Federal food assistance programs, accounting for 62% of USDA's total food assistance costs and serving 28.4 million Americans each month in 2008.
In 2009, the Food Stamp Program (FSP) served about 34 million persons at a total cost of $56 billion and the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) served 9 million people at a cost of $6.5 billion dollars.
Formerly known as the food stamp program, SNAP is administered by the federal government.
The Food Stamp Program may help contribute to obesity among its users, according to a nationwide study by the University of Michigan, Dearborn, that followed participants for 14 years.
"We have seen a significant increase in food stamp transactions since these program changes went into effect in April," Levine told analysts.
LAHORE, July 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Members of opposition in Punjab Assembly while filing adjournment motion in the Assembly Secretariat demanded of the Chief Minister of Punjab to uncover the elements involved in the food stamp scam.