Welfare recipients could soon be banned from buying junk foods with their SNAP benefits.  Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter has filed a resolution in Springfield, calling on Congress to review the food stamp program and improve its nutritional quality.  According to the resolution, allowing people to use government dollars for unhealthy foods contributes to the nation’s obesity epidemic.  

The resolution aims to ensure people use the LINK dollars to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables, which will help obesity and other health problems.  

(Copyright WBGZ / www.AltonDailyNews.com )