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Comment & Response
December 2017

Fruit Juice and Fruit in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Food Packages

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • 2Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 3Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(12):1229-1230. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3559

To the Editor In a Viewpoint article, Ferris et al1 proposed that juice should be eliminated from the food packages offered in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), with “the corresponding funds reallocated to vouchers for fruits and vegetables.”1 They inferred that this could be done by the expert committee charged with reviewing the WIC food packages, whose report will be released “later this year.”

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