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Fruits & veggies voucher increase expands nutritional access for WIC families

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – State WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Agencies were authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act to enhance the WIC benefit, expanding the fruits and vegetables voucher for a period of four months. The voucher, known as the Cash Value Benefit (CVB), was expanded from $9/month for children and $11/month for women to $35 per month, per participant, according to the Lee County Department of Health. Officials have credited the CVB for improving the dietary quality of WIC participants and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity. The CVB increase will be implemented by...

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