Low-income families have more to spend on fruit and veggies thanks to new WIC rule

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“U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that the federal program that helps low-income women and young children access nutritious food will permanently allot more funds for fruit, vegetables and other vital staples. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly referred to as WIC, provides monthly grocery benefits to almost 6.6 million mothers and children up to age 5 in the U.S., including nearly 40% of all infants. The benefits are for purchasing specific foods designed to supplement participants’ diets.”

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