December 2, 2022 USTFA

USDA proposes rule to add more seafood to WIC program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a proposal that would see more seafood added to food packages for the Women, Infants and Children’s Supplemental Nutrition (WIC) program.

The proposed rule, the first food package update of the WIC program since 2009, includes  revisions incorporating recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, USDA said in a press release.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 recommend two eight-ounce servings of healthy seafood a week starting at six months of age…

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