S.2358: Wise Investment in Children Act of 2019
The Wise Investment in Children (WIC) Act is bipartisan legislation that would increase the age of eligibility for children to receive benefits for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). There currently exists a gap in benefits from when a child turns five, to when they enter school. Many children do not start school until well after their fifth birthday.
- Gaps in nutrition benefits for children increases the likelihood of food insecurity, which already disproportionally affects children.
- Arbitrary age thresholds for WIC should not allow lapses in access to nutrition benefits.
- All children deserve healthy, nutritional food that help them thrive.