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The goal of Virginia WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.

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WIC participants are provided WIC benefits each month, and use their eWIC cards at authorized stores and commissary locations to purchase eligible WIC items. The Virginia WIC Program is committed to ensuring that WIC participants have reasonable access to authorized store locations.

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In 2004, Virginia WIC implemented the Loving Support Through Peer Counseling, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Loving Support aims to enhance the continuity of WIC’s breastfeeding promotion efforts by offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

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Virginia WIC Participants: did you know you can go to our website and find information about what you need for your Nutrition Education Appointment? bit.ly/2txJRt0 ...

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The weekend is almost near! Try this easy black bean salad recipe for a fast recipe on busy weekends.
Ingredients:
1 can kidney beans, drained (15 ounces)
1 can black beans, drained (15 ounces)
1 can corn, drained (15 ounces)
1 can crushed tomatoes (15 ounces)
1 can chopped green chilies, drained (4 ounces)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon oil
3 limes, juiced (optional)
salt (to taste, optional)
pepper (to taste, optional)
Directions:
1) Mix kidney beans, black beans, corn, tomatoes, chilies, and onion in a large bowl.
2) Add lime juice, oil, salt, and pepper; toss gently to combine.
3) Serve by itself or with corn chips
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