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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 ...
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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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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Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, Dennis Hess packs potatoes at his farm in Litiz, Pa. It's another political victory for the popular potato.
Potatoes added to WIC program  The Columbian
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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 ...
From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules
... the industry has lobbied to let potatoes in - and it looks like the omnibus bill has finally granted that wish. Last year, when this issue heated up, a post on the National WIC Association blog quipped "conflicts abound in Congress, but this one ...
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Congress defense, budget bills have good news for Maine
Nearly 9 million people received WIC assistance last year. But members of Congress from potato-growing states - such as Maine, Idaho and Colorado - have fought every year alongside the national potato lobby to reverse a USDA spud snub that they ...
Connecticut Winners, Losers In $1.1 Trillion Federal Spending Plan
The budget bill is also bad news for those dependent on a program called Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), whose budget has been cut by $93 million. WIC provides ... The bill also fails to fund a new ...
Connecticut has winners, losers in $1.1 trillion U.S. spending plan  The CT Mirror
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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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WIC Policy Change Would Be Big Win for All-Powerful Potato Lobby
The potato lobby, formally known as the National Potato Council, has been advocating for inclusion in the WIC for some time now.
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