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WIC adds food to program

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Clay County WIC Program, 972 W. Craig Ave., Brazil, recently announced the addition of new foods.

The WIC checks for cereal, juice, milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, beans and formula will now include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (bread, tortillas or brown rice) and jars of baby food.

Those eligible continue to be pregnant women, new mothers (for 6-12 months after delivery), infants, and children under 5.

Those interested in the program must live in Indiana and meet the income guidelines.

The WIC Program is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. Income eligibility is based on household size and income. For example, a family of four making less than $40,793 qualifies for the program.

Those interested are urged to contact 442-0573 for an appointment or visit the office at the National Guard Armory, Brazil, to see if qualifications are met to receive free foods from WIC.

During the appointment, eligible residents will receive nutrition support and learn about other services that are offered. In addition, during the visit, those eligible will be enrolled to pick up checks.

The WIC checks can be used at local grocery stores for the food listed above.

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