U.S. Agriculture Department Increases Money Provided By Nutrition Program

(Bismarck, ND) — The U.S. Agriculture Department is increasing the amount of money provided by a program that many North Dakotans rely on. It’s called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and its goal is to provide more money for fruits and vegetables. The new budgeted amount, which ranges from 24 to 47-dollars, is meant to cover about half of someone’s recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Children between the ages of one and four get 24-dollars a month, while pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women get 43 to 47-dollars.

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