Sending Office: Honorable Gwen Moore
SUPPORT FY19 WIC PROGRAM FUNDING
**Bipartisan Programmatic Request**
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Sign-On Deadline: Tuesday March 13th, 6:00 PM
Please join me in signing a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting adequate funding for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Fiscal Year 2019. Ensuring sufficient funding for
WIC is critical to protect the nearly 7.5 million women, infants, and children whose nutritional needs are supported by this vital program.
WIC provides access to healthy, nutritious food, and health-related services for low-income pregnant and parenting women and their children at a time when it is essential for their well-being and development. WIC nutrition education and breastfeeding support
services are also important in working to increase breastfeeding. As noted by the National Academy of Sciences, “this federally supported nutrition assistance program is integral to meeting national nutrition policy goals for a significant portion of the
Numerous studies have noted the many benefits created from our investments in WIC, namely saving money and improving lives. As a result, we know that WIC is highly effective in improving birth outcomes, reducing child anemia, and improving participants’
nutrition and health.
We all want children and infants in America, regardless of economic status, to have a positive, healthy start to their lives so they can achieve their fullest potential. Supporting WIC helps us reach that goal.
The text of the letter is below.