Government nutrition program paying for healthier foods



A governmentfunded supplemental nutrition program for low-income mothers and their young children is offering more healthy foods for clients, beginning today. "For the first time in about 35 years, the food package is changing," said Joan Bowsher, program director for the Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program. In the past, WIC recipients received items such as milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, dried beans and peas, and formula. Beginning Monday, clients will be able to use vouchers to buy soy beverages, organic milk, whole grains, canned beans and peas,...

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