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Vegan Options For Children On WIC

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This petition is to get New York state to allow vegan families on the WIC program to obtain other options besides milk, cheese and eggs. We want to be able to receive soy milk and tofu instead with the written approval from our child's physician. Right now in New York State a child from a vegan family can not receive these vegan options unless the child has a milk or protein allergy. New York State started the WIC program to ensure that children were getting proper nutrition, why not allow those families that have made the smart choice to feed their children vegan the chance to get what is best for them? The policy makers will not change unless we get enough people to stand up and say we want something new.

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