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Month: September 2017

Shopping with WIC

Shopping with WIC

WIC is a wonderful program for lower income families with children under 5 and/or for pregnant women. Have you ever used WIC? Did you think it was helpful? WIC stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs for Women, Infants, and Children. Families must have an income of 180% of the federal poverty level or below. It is intended to benefit pregnant women during the pregnancy and for the following 6 weeks if she chooses not to breastfeed. Women who do…

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How this RD Shops for Groceries

How this RD Shops for Groceries

How often do you go grocery shopping? I like to go once a week or less. Shopping for long periods of time is how I learned as a child, because we lived in the country. BUT I still do it that way as an adult because it’s easier to stick to a budget and to a healthy eating plan. I start my shopping by looking in the pantry and freezer. I check to see what meats, veggies, starches, and breakfast…

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