Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) today introduced the Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act.
DeLauro, Sánchez Introduce Legislation to Stop Five-Year Olds from Falling Into the Nutrition Gap
Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) today introduced the Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act. The bill would increase the age limit for children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for one additional year, from five to six.
Research conducted by Children’s HealthWatch has shown that for children, WIC contributes to a healthier diet, cuts the risk of costly health problems including obesity, and decreases developmental delays.
Dr. Diana Becker Cutts, MD, pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center and Principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch, said: “WIC hits a research-based, cost-effective, proven homerun for my youngest patients.