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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WIC GAP COULD LEAVE SOME KIDS HUNGRY


University of Missouri researcher have found that 5% of the estimated 900,000 children that use WIC could be going hungry because they turn 5 years old before going into kindergarten where they could get school meals. By law, children are eligible for WIC assistance only until they turn age five. It would require an act of Congress to get the requirements changed. The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed a bill in January  to have eligibility end at 6 years old.

Source: KOMU TV, 9/20/16, WIC Gap