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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