CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A national survey shows that low-income New Hampshire women and children have been eating healthier since the federal government made changes to the food benefits they receive.
In 2009, the government-funded Women, Infants and Children program began offering more healthy foods, including vouchers that could be used for fresh fruits and vegetables. State health officials said this week that a survey of WIC participants in New Hampshire taken before the changes and again last spring showed significant improvements.
Among women, there was a 74 percent increase in those who said they ate vegetables three or more times per day, and there was a similar increase for children. Both women and children reported consuming more fruit, and whole grains as well.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.