Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

WIC Program Changes Promote Healthy Food Choices

Wednesday - Oct 08, 2014

New milk guidelines effective October 1

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is making changes designed to improve the nutrition and health of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children. Effective October 1, WIC will offer only one percent or skim milk for children over the age of two and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently had a baby. Children ages 12-23 months will continue to receive whole milk to ensure proper growth and development.

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