It's not just for adults: How the fiscal cliff could affect children in needy families

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    When I was in school, my wife and 1st child were on WIC. WIC required that she attend classes on nutrition. While we already knowledgeable about proper nutrition I can see the benefit of such classes. WIC also required that healthy food be bought.

    I'm not sure about food stamps, but food stamps ought to do the same so that people will get plenty of vegetables and fruits and not so much processed foods.

    Children need to be exposed to healthy foods while they are young. People develop a taste for the kinds of foods they eat when they are young. This will decrease our nation’s health care costs. I would even go so far as to tax lesser healthy processed foods such as white bread and hotdogs, and use the money to subsidize healthier foods such as vegetables and fruits.