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Veggies and fruits increase provides more nutritional access to WIC families

 

Last updated 6/14/2021 at 9:02am



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March 12, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher from $9/month for children and $11/month for women to $35/month per participant.

WIC’s vegetable and fruit voucher — known as the Cash Value Benefit, or CVB — was first introduced in 2007 as part of a decades-long effort by the National WIC Association to increase the nutritional quality of WIC-approved foods. The CVB is credited with improving the dietary quality of WIC participants and reducing.

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