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  • Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions

    Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation’s …


  • Breast-feeding while on the job challenging

    Breast-feeding her son, Mateo, was painful and difficult for Becky Alcala. The baby had a tongue-tie, limiting his ability to nurse. A specialist confirmed the condition and snipped the baby’s …


  • WIC aids in families’ nutrition

    Saturday was the last day this summer that WIC food vouchers were available at local farmers markets under an initiative to encourage low-income families to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. …


  • More Idaho mothers to be eligible for assistance

    BOISE — More mothers will be eligible for food assistance through a program for Women, Infants and Children under new income guidelines, according to the Idaho Department of Health and …