Illinois WIC changing types of milk offered to residents

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SPRINGFIELD - On Wednesday, a nutrition program in Illinois will start to make changes to the diets of low-income residents who are helped by it.

In an effort to improve health, the Illinois Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children says that many of the residents who receive food vouchers will be offered one percent or skim milk instead of whole milk.

A news release from the program says that one percent and skim milk will be offered to children over the age of 2, pregnant women, women who are breast feeding, and new mothers.  However, children aged between one year and 23 months will continue to receive whole milk, in order to insure proper growth and development.

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