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National WIC Association Opposes GOP Effort To Restore WIC Funding
The National WIC Association, the advocacy arm of a nutritional food program for poor women, infants and children, strongly denounced a Republican-sponsored measure on Friday that would fund WIC while the rest of the government remains shut down.
Poor Families Taking a Hit From Government Shutdown  TIME
Rush Limbaugh lies, says WIC program �not doing anybody any good�  Salon
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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 spud's place in WIC is a triumph for the potato � and for the process
More than half the nation's infants participate in WIC. In Maine, about 5,700 infants were signed up each month in 2012, along with more than 14,000 young children and 5,500 mothers and mothers-to-be, according to the National WIC Association. And WIC ...
White potatoes okay for WIC recipients  Defiance Crescent News (subscription)
IOM says latest science supports adding white potatoes to WIC vouchers  The Produce News
Panel reverses, says white potatoes OK for WIC recipients
Douglas Greenaway, president of the National WIC Association, said the report proves that �science should be at the center� of decisions about foods in WIC.
On the fridge
Events include: � Proclamation signing at 3:30 p.m. March 3 at Tatuhan Park in Tamuning. WIC Week Wave to follow at 5:30 p.m.
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Editor's Note: Events listed in the calendar must be submitted in writing. Calendar items are not accepted over the telephone.
Nutrition Panel Calls for Less Sugar and Eases Cholesterol and Fat Restrictions
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, followed the lead of other major health groups like the American Heart Association that in recent years have backed away from dietary cholesterol restrictions and urged people ...
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 means tough choices for mothers and kids  CNN
Shutdown Leaves Program Feeding Women And Infants In Lurch  NPR (blog)
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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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In 2007, he received the Lifetime Human Services Award from the American Public Human Services Association in 2007; in 2012 he received Catholic Charities USA's Keep the Dream Alive Award and the National WIC Association Leadership Award.