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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children

Women and Children's Nutrition: America's Best Investment

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

In this year's appropriations process, we have a simple message: Providing a safety net is not only morally right but fiscally responsible. This is especially true of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Let's Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.

Government Nutrition Program's Problems Driving Some Low-Income Women Away

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept...

Win-Win Policy Changes for WIC & Childhood Obesity Rates

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel J. Schultz

Some have pointed out the fine details of the study, which showed that obesity rates for the rest of the population remained steady while the rate of obesity actually increased for women over 60 years old. Nonetheless, a decrease in obesity rates is always a positive sign.

Arthur Delaney

5 Ways A Prolonged Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown hasn't hobbled most of the safety net for the nation's poor, elderly and sick, but if the congressional impasse drags into Nov...

North Carolina Reopens Program Hobbled By Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina has reversed its decision to stop issuing baby formula vouchers because of the federal government shutdown, the state Dep...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Leaves Babies In North Carolina Without Formula | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chelsea Combs heard through Facebook she'd have to find a new way to buy baby formula this month. The North Carolina Department of He...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Causes Whiplash For The Poor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Texas food bank howled Monday that the federal government shutdown had forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withhold 10 truckl...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Shuts Out Poor Women And Children In North Carolina | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Poor women enrolled in North Carolina's nutrition program for new moms won't be able to get food vouchers after Tuesday thanks to the fe...

3 Reasons the Government Shutdown Is a Women's Issue

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hayley Krischer

The government shutdown might not have impacted you directly yet, but it will affect all of us --especially women -- eventually.