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Funding available for some expecting mothers

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People in southwest Georgia and around the state have not been using a health benefit as much as they may be able to.

The health district's WIC program is seeing a decrease in participation this year. WIC services provide nutrition assessments, health screenings, and supplemental foods to pregnant or postpartum and breast-feeding women.

The southwest district has seen about 1,000 fewer people participate in the assistance program for at-risk families.

WIC serves women and families with income at or below 185 percent of poverty level. That's about a $40,000 income for a family of four.

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