Can You Buy Ensure with Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT? Answered

Can you buy Ensure with food stamps? Ensure, a nutrition drink specifically made for adults and marketed as “complete, balanced nutrition,” is a SNAP-eligible food item. For more information on using your SNAP benefits and EBT card to buy Ensure, see below.

Can You Buy Ensure with Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT?

Foods that carry a “nutrition facts” label are eligible to be purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, according to the Department of Agriculture. You can typically find the nutrition facts on the back of packaged food items. The label will include per serving calorie, fat, and vitamin information and more.

Ensure makes nutritional drinks and shakes. Because Ensure products have a nutrition facts label, they qualify as SNAP-eligible food items and can be purchased using your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. You can find Ensure at most grocery and drug stores, so finding a SNAP-approved retailer should not be a problem. To find your nearest Ensure retailer, use the Ensure products locator. And, for the list of stores that take SNAP/EBT, see our article: Grocery Stores That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP: Local & Online.

Products with a “supplement facts” label instead of a “nutrition facts” label are considered supplements and can’t be purchased with SNAP benefits. For more information on what you can and cannot buy with your SNAP benefits or EBT card, see our article.

In Summary

If you were wondering, “Can I buy ensure with an EBT card?” the answer is yes. Ensure is a SNAP-eligible food item and can be purchased using SNAP benefits and EBT cards. But what about protein powders? We have the answer in our article: Can You Buy Protein Powder with Food Stamps/EBT/SNAP?

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