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#1 of 2 Old 03-20-2012, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
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So I just moved to Boise and I figured we would benefit from getting WIC. When I called to make an appointment I asked if I should have our former WIC office in WA send over our file with our doctors note saying my kids are vegan and they should get soy milk and tofu. The lady on the phone said 'oh in our state we don't cater to vegans you can still get the fruits and vegetables though'. I can't belive it is so different just one state over! I really could use the extra food right now but don't know who to complain to about them not accepting veganism as a reason to get soy milk! Just had to vent!

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Hm....I might go a little higher up the chain before you give up.  I'm in WA currently and I know here they require physicians to fill out a whole range of forms for kids to recieve soy milk, though for me I just had to say I was allergic, and that was it.  It's pretty backwards, I agree.  Parents should have an absolute right to choose between soy or dairy for their children. 

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