Early exit to WIC program costing industry money

12/30/2010 09:17:46 AM
Tom Karst

WIC fruit and vegetable vouchers — initially set at $8 per month for moms (later increased by Congress to $10) and $6 per month for children — became a part of food packages in all 50 states on Oct. 1 in 2009.

“We would expect to see some changes and hopefully the idea of the vouchers is to bring healthier fresh food and it is also the hope we can pump up participation among eligible children,” Tiehen said.

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