- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State officials say new federal guidelines will allow more West Virginians to enroll in a nutrition program.

The Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Nutrition Services says an additional 7,500 West Virginians could be eligible for benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

The office said Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new income eligibility guidelines could allow a family of four earning $44,863 to qualify for benefits.

The program provides food, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health care services. It currently serves nearly 43,000 West Virginia residents.

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