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Age limit for federal food assistance program is increasing food insecurity

(University of Missouri-Columbia) New research from the University of Missouri has identified a problem associated with the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance through WIC, thus leading to increased food insecurity for the family. The researchers say policy makers should consider extending WIC eligibility until children enter school, rather than setting an age limit.
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