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Veggies and Fruits Increase Extended for WIC Families

By Renay Rouse

October 18, 2021

The Florida Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is continuing the temporary increase to WIC’s Cash Value Benefit (CVB) of fruit and vegetable purchases for women and children through December 2021.

As of October 1, the approved monthly benefit dollars are: $24 for children age 1-4 years, $43 dollars for pregnant and postpartum women and $47 for fully and partially breastfeeding women.

Fruits and vegetables can be fresh, frozen or canned. Any brand, variety, size, with no added sugar, syrup, artificial sweeteners, fat, or oil. Organic fruits and vegetables are allowed.

The CVB is credited with improving the dietary quality of WIC participants and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity among WIC toddlers.

For more information on enrollment and eligibility for the WIC Program at the Florida Department of Health in Martin County, as well as breastfeeding assistance please call 772-221-4986 or visit http://martin.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-andnutrition-services/wic/index.html.