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New WIC guidelines gives families healthier choices.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

The new guidelines for WIC, the government sponsored Women, infants and children's nutrition program, went into effect on October 1.

I am really happy to see that now families will be allocated WIC coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for the first time ever!

The list will include more whole grains and WIC families will be able to get soy-based beverages and tofu. Families can also buy canned tuna and salmon.

The new MyPyramid guidelines came out in 2005 and it is good news that our nutrition programs for families will begin to align with healthier eating.




Kate Di Prima
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 01:38 AM

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Just found your blogsite as I was wandering the net. Australia could use an initiative like this. Coupons to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, soy products and canned fish seems so simple however Autralians are just given sums of money to spend however they like. I hope I am wrong , however I am pretty sure many have a great television set however their children have not seen a piece of fruit or a wholegrain for days. I will be back Kate Di Prima, Dietitian
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 @ 01:40 AM

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