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Via Marion Nestle I learned last week that half of all infants born in the US are eligible for enrolled in WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children). The program provides food aid to “low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.” It was the fastest-growing food assistance program in 2008, with an average of 8.7 million people enrolled each month (USDA report here).

I don’t have anything to add, I just found the stat shocking.



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