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December 9, 2019
State policymakers can do more to ensure that low-income women and young children participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Just over half of those eligible currently participate, despite WIC’s well-documented role in improving birth, diet, health, and developmental outcomes. By streamlining enrollment and improving services, states can make it easier for families to enroll and stay enrolled as their children grow. WIC’s benefits include reductions in childhood obesity, new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
June 19, 2015
As researchers learn more about how hardship early in life can shape kids’ future, it’s important to understand which interventions can help all kids have the same opportunities — no matter where or to whom they’re born. WIC does just that. As we explained in a report , WIC i s a proven program with a long track record of making sure that kids get a healthy start, with long-term payoffs. WIC — formally known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — provides nutritious foods , nutrition education, breastfeeding support , and referrals to health care and...