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WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC, is part of the social safety net of the United States and is designed to provide nutritional support to low-income families living within the United States and its territories. The program is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is often seen as a complement to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The main difference between the two lies in the targeted population. SNAP provides families with financial benefits that can be used to purchase any food of their choosing and is designed to benefit all family members. WIC, on the other hand, provides specific household members access to specific foods. ...

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