October 12, 2013 Twitter icon Feminist Hulk is pummeling away at the shutdown's funding threats to WIC, the federal program that provides essential food aid to pregnant women and mothers with young children. And she's using her nearly 74,000 followers to help – setting up an online resource to help families left in the lurch find baby food and formula.
At a farmers market in Washington, D.C., recipients of federal food assistance like the WIC program can use vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
October 1, 2013 Some states may run out of program funding by next week, while others have enough for October.
Fresh white spuds aren't allowed in a government supplemental nutrition program for women and children because, unlike other fruits and vegetables, potatoes aren't lacking in the typical diet.
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June 19, 2013 The National Potato Council wants potatoes to be allowed in a supplemental food program for low-income women and children at nutritional risk. But advocates for the program say the industry just wants to circumvent the scientific process that sets policy on nutrition.
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