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Federal WIC to continue through October in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE — A federal program that provides nutritional and other assistance to some 160,000 low-income mothers and their infant or young children in Tennessee will continue to be funded through October, state officials say.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given Tennessee and other states a green light to maintain the Women, Infants and Children Program, commonly known as WIC, a green light to continue operations during the federal government's partial shutdown.

"I can tell you the Tennessee WIC program has funding to continue operating as usual through the end of October," state Health Department spokeswoman Shelley Walker said in an email.

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