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Publication Date

August 6, 2019

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Fact Sheet

WIC to 6: Addressing Nutrition Gaps

By National WIC Association

As children are entering kindergarten at a later age, there is an emerging nutrition gap of children who qualify
for neither WIC nor school meals. Extended child eligibility is a necessary step to continue WIC’s successful
nutrition support until the child enters school. The National WIC Association recommends extending child eligibility to age six.


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Date Added
August 6, 2019

Citation
National WIC Association (2019) WIC to 6: Addressing Nutrition Gaps Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/2019-wic-to-6-addressing-nutrition-gaps-wic-fact-sheet.pdf