New WIC Guidelines Announced

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/31 2014 04:25PM

Updated 03/31 2014 06:17PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new guidelines for the WIC Nutrition program. 

A press release says the changes include new income levels which go into effect on April 1, 2014. 

The WIC Program is a public health nutrition program for pregnant women, new mothers, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years. WIC provides food valuing at $52 in grocery stores.

A press release says food that is offered through the program include:
  • Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain cereals, breads, brown rice, and tortillas
  • Low fat dairy products, including milk, cheeses, and eggs
  • Baby foods, including cereal, fruits, vegetables, and meats

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