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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.


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