SANTA FE, N.M. — Work should not be a four-letter word, even when it comes to getting food stamps.

New Mexico’s Human Services Department plans on reinstating requirements  in place before 2009 for people who receive food stamps under the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

HSD wants some — not all — of the recipients to look for work, attend a job training program or perform community service to keep their SNAP benefits.