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Topic - Jonathan Woodson
The Pentagon on Thursday eased some concerns among military families worried that a new pilot program would interrupt treatment for their autistic children.
Military bases will soon be serving more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dishes under the first program in 20 years to improve nutrition standards across the armed services.
"any active-duty family member currently enrolled in the [extended care program], there is no change in their requirements on July 25. They can continue to get the same care under the same rules going forward," Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, said during a conference call with reporters.
Dr. Woodson said there are some 8,500 active-duty family members and 3,600 others who receive autism treatment under Tricare.