Fruit and Vegetable Benefit is Increased for WIC Participants
American Rescue Plan Act funds temporary WIC increase
June 10, 2021
Wisconsin families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be able to purchase more fruits and vegetables between June 1 and September 30, 2021, the Department of Health Services has announced. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will fund the temporary increase in monthly WIC benefits to help make healthy food options more available to families facing additional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Good nutrition is key to mental and physical health, and expanding healthy food choices for WIC participants is on...