Age limit for federal food assistance program is increasing food insecurity

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

A problem has been found with regard to the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Researchers say that this is leading to increased food insecurity for the entire family. The authors of a new report say that policy makers should consider extending WIC eligibility until children enter school, rather than setting an age limit.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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