More Foods Added to Federal Nutrition Assistance Program

 

BANGOR - The USDA has announced changes to a nutritional assistance program that will help the women and children who depend on it -- eat healthier.

 

 

The federal program known as WIC has added more items to its food package.

 

 

 

Women, infants, and children will now be able to buy whole grain foods, yogurt, and fish -- as well as fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

Maine has already instituted some of that food package. Officials we spoke with today say 77% of all fruit and vegetable checks are already redeemed in Maine, as part of the program.

 

Lindsey Mills

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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