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Some might question how Americans on food stamps could afford to be picky about healthy food choices, so Freedman tried it herself, eating only vegan food (a diet of grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and condiments) for a week.
Freedman argues that if grocers would only provide these healthy (and meatless) foods to food stamp-wielding customers, the American public would be a whole lot healthier.
The vegan advocate isn't doing it alone: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has also put out a report calling for a healthier food stamp program that doesn't rely so much on meat.
More availability of vegan foods, the report states, "could help reduce the number of people who suffer from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other illnesses related to overweight and obesity."