Food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are government benefits designed to help people buy nutritious food. However, food stamps do not cover candy, soda, or snack food. These items are considered unhealthy and are not eligible for purchase with food stamps. Instead, food stamps are intended to be used for nutritious items such as fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grains, and proteins. SNAP benefits are used to promote healthy living and give people access to nutritious food.