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Senator Whitley Champions WIC Farmers’ Market Program

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3375

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted Ought to Pass on SB 403 which re-establishes the Farmers’ Market Program in the WIC program. The WIC program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutritional education to postpartum women and infants and children up to 5 years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk. The bill will next go to the House for a public committee hearing.

After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote on SB 403 was a triple-win for New Hampshire. The WIC Farmers’ Market Program boosts the local economy, provides health benefits to recipients, and creates new opportunities for local farmers to sell their produce. I am thrilled that following a disappointing committee recommendation, my colleagues were able to overturn the recommendation of Interim Study and move this critical piece of legislation forward. I thank my colleagues for their support and look forward to bringing this bill before the House.”



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