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WIC benefits in Utah will continue through October regardless of government shutdown

Sep 28, 2023, 2:07 PM

a mom and her baby at a WIC clinic --SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that a f...

FILE- Breanna McCoubrey brings her daughter, Lillian, 7 months, to the Salt Lake County Health Department WIC Clinic in West Jordan for nutrition counseling on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Deseret News file)

(Deseret News file)

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that a federal nutrition program for Utah moms and their children, WIC, will remain available through the month of October in the event of a government shutdown.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children currently serves more than 44,000 Utah moms and children who, without this guarantee, would likely be in limbo if the government shuts down.

Benefits for Utahns will be available through October using funds from the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a release from the governor’s office. 

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WIC benefits in Utah will continue through October regardless of government shutdown