WIC Increases Income Eligibility

Jun 12, 2012

New poverty guidelines issued by the federal government have expanded eligibility for the WIC Nutrition Program.

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The Department of Health and Human Services says that changes in the foods offered through the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program or WIC have resulted in improved diets. 

WIC is a national program that gives nutrition education and nutritious foods to pregnant women and new mothers with income up to 185% of the federal poverty line.