The new guidelines for WIC, the government sponsored Women, infants and children's nutrition program, went into effect on October 1.
I am really happy to see that now families will be allocated WIC coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for the first time ever!
The list will include more whole grains and WIC families will be able to get soy-based beverages and tofu. Families can also buy canned tuna and salmon.
The new MyPyramid guidelines came out in 2005 and it is good news that our nutrition programs for families will begin to align with healthier eating.