Seventy percent of Minnesota’s eligible children under age 6 are served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). WIC is a federal program that provides low-income pregnant women and postpartum mothers, and to children up to age 5 at nutritional risk with nutrient-rich foods, health care and social service referrals, and nutrition counseling and education. Eligible families have incomes at or below 185 percent of federal poverty levels or are Medicaid eligible.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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