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National WIC Association Not a Fan of WIC-Only Funding Bill
Representative Tom Cotton, a freshman Republicna from Arkansas, introduced legislation in the House yesterday to authorize spending specifically the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which provides vouchers ...
Rush Limbaugh lies, says WIC program �not doing anybody any good�  Salon
Poor Families Taking a Hit From Government Shutdown  TIME
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Secretary Vilsack Teams Up With Sesame Workshop, National WIC Association
Washington, D.C. March 10, 2009. Secretary Vilsack today announced a partnership with Sesame Workshop and the National WIC Association to help children and their families have healthier options and encourage them to make healthy habits a part of their ...
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Families in WIC Nutrition Program to Get More Fresh Fruits, Veggies
In addition to healthy food, WIC provides nutrition education and services, breast-feeding promotion and education, and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services.
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The Potato Lobby Wants in on WIC
Douglas Greenway, president of the National WIC Association, wants to make one thing clear: he does not hate potatoes. What he hates is the lobbying by the potato industry to get their root vegetable on the list of approved foods that low-income ...
WIC cuts milk choices to promote healthy eating
President and CEO of the National WIC Association Douglas Greenaway said the federal rule establishing the program revision was published on March 4, with state implementation to take place between May 5 and Oct. 1. In Michigan, the policy went into ...
During Shutdown, Pennsylvania Can Fund WIC 'For a Few Weeks'
According to the National WIC Association, nationwide nearly nine million people rely on WIC every month�including roughly half of all babies born in the United States.
Shutdown Leaves Program Feeding Women And Infants In Lurch  NPR (blog)
Shutdown Already Weighing on Low-Income Americans  ABC News
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Strengthening Families' Healthy Eating Habits for 40 Years
During March, National Nutrition Month, USDA will highlight various nutrition topics that are near and dear to our hearts. We don't work on these issues alone however.
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Fresh white potatoes deserve to be included in WIC food basket
Take for example, the federal WIC program, which has decided to keep fresh white potatoes out of the cooking pots of poorer mothers.
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Government Nutrition Program's Problems Driving Some Low-Income Women ...
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike food stamps and other anti-poverty programs that ballooned during the 2007-9 recession and the ...
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WIC continues its evolution in Kentucky
... woman in WIC, up to $4.21 is saved in Medicaid for the woman and her newborn baby because WIC reduces the risk for preterm birth and low birth weight babies by 25 percent and 44 percent respectively, according to the National WIC Association.
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