It isn’t always easy for lower income families to provide enough nutritious food for their children. That’s why the Feds provide States with grant money to administer the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program. WIC is a supplemental feeding program to help babies and young children get a good start in life by helping their families add some especially healthy food to whatever they’re already purchasing. Earlier this spring, the USDA finalized changes to the program, offering more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods. The new rules authorize two pounds of whole grain bread per month for children 1-4 years old, and one pound of whole grain bread per month for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Visit Whole Grains Council for more info about the program updates and while you’re there, check out the rest of their site and find out why whole grains are so good for us!
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