Can food stamps be used to buy protein shakes?

happyteacher
on 2/11/12 6:40 am
 I know, I am gainfully employed.  I am inquiring because I have a sister on disability asking a lot of questions about the WLS.  She is proportionately a little heavier then where I was, has a nasty heart condition, asthma, diabetic... you get the picture.  She is also completely broke.  I see every so often that people post that medicare covers the surgery, but as we all know the cost of the protein shakes and vitamins adds up.  Just wondering if she would have options for that.  

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!  "Dying is easy. Living is hard."

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jule R.
on 2/11/12 6:59 am
VSG on 01/31/12 with
As a poor person.. you can buy the pre-made protein shakes w food stamps. The powder I don't think you can. Also the stores you can use food stamps will prob not have a great selection of protein shakes.. but she should be able to make due.

      

cajunlady1958
on 2/11/12 7:09 am - Broussard, LA
VSG on 04/25/12
I am on food stamps and I buy my protein powder at walmart. The powder has 26 grams of protein and it taste great.

 

    

krys H.
on 7/6/14 11:41 am - hemet, CA

can you tell me the brand and flavor you get?

        
cajunlady1958
on 7/6/14 5:30 pm - Broussard, LA
VSG on 04/25/12
I buy Body Fortress and I usually get vanilla, that way I can add whatever flavoring I want to it.

 

    

Sleeva
on 2/11/12 7:44 am, edited 2/11/12 7:45 am - GA
VSG on 07/19/12
Lexie 84
on 2/11/12 8:54 am - Washington, DC
VSG on 03/13/12 with
On February 11, 2012 at 7:44 AM Pacific Time, Sleeva wrote:

@  JULE R.....This was a very inconsiderate post and very demeaning...If you dont know about a subject don't post.

 I dont think Jule was being demeaning, it seemed that they were saying they r poor too. It did read kind of weird at first but when i looked at it again, i think she was referring to herself at first.

            

    

    

    
Sleeva
on 2/11/12 1:13 pm - GA
VSG on 07/19/12
@Lexie 84 thanks for clearing that up..
jule R.
on 2/11/12 3:12 pm
VSG on 01/31/12 with
I didn't see the original post- but I definately didn't say that to offend anyone- I am poor! And that was from my experience! I guess maybe I mis-typed that? IDK but I hope I did not offend I meant it as helpful advise

      

Lexie 84
on 2/11/12 3:56 pm - Washington, DC
VSG on 03/13/12 with
On February 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM Pacific Time, jule R. wrote:
I didn't see the original post- but I definately didn't say that to offend anyone- I am poor! And that was from my experience! I guess maybe I mis-typed that? IDK but I hope I did not offend I meant it as helpful advise
 Its cool boo it was a misunderstanding by Sleeva and they deleted it. No worries! :)

            

    

    

    
VeronicaJ5
on 2/11/12 7:15 am - Albany, NY
I get my protein from walmart and I love it, they have pretty decent shakes and you can use food stamps at alot of places like drug stores that carry shakes and powders , just ask if they take EBT alot do !
ready2Bhealthy2
on 2/11/12 8:17 am
Yes you can.  You can buy either powder or shakes.  By the way, being on food stamps doesn't make you poor, (**** we are all poor damnit)  it just means you are eligible for extra help.  The demeaning attitude of some is rude and disrespectful. 
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1st Goal - Loss of 50lbs
julyxo84
on 2/11/12 9:27 am - Pembroke Pines, FL
 damn, i need to get in on some food stamps then!
 [ Hi, I'm stefanie, I'm 28 years old and 5'3'' ]
  
    
ready2Bhealthy2
on 2/11/12 9:58 am
Me too lady!  It's crazy what you can buy on food stamps.  I have to look at prices when I shop and my sister doesn't...I'm a bit jealous!  But for the record she does look at prices and uses coupons.
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1st Goal - Loss of 50lbs
nuleaseonlife
on 10/9/13 11:08 am

Yes....I agree with you it is demeaning...I am on disability  and get a small amount on which will assist me after I get my surgery ...soon I hope just finishing up with doctors and tests ....but I am glad to hear that I can purchase protein powder with EBT @ Walmart hope that means florida also ...I am glad I found this forum it is very helpful ....any of you guys know if there are ways to get affordable vitamins @ a discount?  thanks

happyteacher
on 2/11/12 9:38 am
 Thank you everybody for the posts- didn't mean to offend anyone :(

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!  "Dying is easy. Living is hard."

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

lovePINK24
on 2/11/12 10:30 am - Baltimore, MD
yup. ive always bought my atkins shakes with them.
  Age: 22, Pre-op: 2 lbs Month 1: 22lbs
        
(deactivated member)
on 2/11/12 11:36 am - CA
VSG on 03/24/11 with
Costco now takes the food "stamps" card. My sister gets it cause shes a single parent. I tried, and even though I make under the poverty level, I only qualified for $16 a month! Anyway, my sister will sometimes buy me the premier protein shakes at Costco with her card. So, if your sis does have the surgery, she should be okay on protein drinks. :)
abrown8434
on 2/11/12 7:16 pm - VA
VSG on 09/20/11 with
Someone posted this on the main message board and I hope it helps.

http://www.meltingmama.net/wls/2009/08/bariatric-advantage-l aunches-highly-anticipated-recover-program-through-obesity-a ction-coalition.html

Bariatric Advantage seems to have some program for those who cannot afford vitamins. I don't know the details but the above site should help.

HW: 550+     SW: 502      CW: 342.4  SDt: 9/20/11

 
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Tac211
on 2/12/12 6:32 am - NJ
Well everyone I work at the Divison of Social Services (Welfare) and I wish I was eligible for them myself. And yes u can use them for pre made shakes.