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Texas WIC expands eligible foods list

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Tai Moses

The supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children known as Texas WIC is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program, according to a news release from Texas Health and Human Services. The additional items include more milk, bread, rice, pasta and egg options. Participants can find details on the Texas WIC website. Dee Budgewater, HHS deputy executive commissioner for Health Developmental and Independence Services, said, “Grocers assure us they can meet this increased demand and have supply chains ready to respond. The Texas WIC team is working around the clock to ensure families have access to healthy food, which is one of the best ways to support mothers and growing children and help them achieve a greater sense of health and well-being.” WIC clients can also download a new version of the app MyTexasWIC (available on Apple and Android) that helps families shop by showing which items are “WIC approved” products.

 

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