I’m all for companies trying to make money. They are, after all, businesses. But governments should be run by the voting citizens, not by companies. Governments should be trying to do what’s in the best interest of its citizens as a whole, and not the best interest of companies. It’s no secret that Nestle is one of the big faces behind WIC. Lobbyists from Nestle have helped to insure that WIC participants have access to their juice, formula, and baby food. continue reading »
My youngest is having quite a time with constipation. I’m not sure why; she has plenty of wet diapers and seems to get enough fiber. Anyway, I used one of our WIC vouchers to buy her some apple juice, hoping this would help with it. It was actually a voucher for either myself (as a breastfeeding mom) or my 3 year old, because 11 month olds are not given juice on WIC anymore (in case you were wondering how WIC gave me juice for a baby).
Later, when I got home, I noticed something new about the apple juice: Walmart brand (Great Value) apple juice now has 3 grams fiber added to it per serving. It already had vitamin C added as well. continue reading »
Currently juice is offered for pregnant women, nursing women, and children ages 1-4. WIC offers juice because they feel WIC participants are at risk of being short on Vitamin C, and they feel juice is a good source of Vitamin C. continue reading »