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BUDGET BATTLE-OHIO-FEEDING CHILDREN
Ohio health officials say nutrition program for mothers, babies has funding to keep going
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
Ohio health officials say a special nutrition program for mothers and young children has sufficient funding to continue into November, despite the partial federal government shutdown.
There has been concern nationally about looming impacts on the federal program that provides support services and healthy foods to pregnant women and mothers of children up to age 5.
Ohio health department spokesman Robert Jennings says there are more than 260,000 WIC participants in Ohio. He says the state should be able to extend the program if necessary with rebates from makers of baby formula and other program items.