The bill also would have extended eligibility for the WIC program to age 6, bridging a gap that left many low-income families without enough food.
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Once kids enrolled in WIC turn five, they are no longer eligible for the extra food. According to new research, that puts entire families at risk for hunger.
Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.
Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.
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The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.
$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.