WIC: Improving the Health of Low-Income and Nutritionally Vulnerable Families #FoodFri
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An estimated 16 million children live in households where food is scarce. WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, health care referrals, and nutrition education to women, their infants and young children.
The chat will focus on WIC’s critical role in improving the health of low-income and nutritionally vulnerable families. We will also discuss why protecting and strengthening the program is so important.
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More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist(s):
Center on Budget
The @CenteronBudget works to ensure that programs that serve low- and moderate-income people are adequately funded, accessible, and effective in helping beneficiaries meet basic needs while moving toward self-sufficiency. WIC is a good example of a program that works to help people, and we help ensure that it has the funds it needs to serve all eligible applicants.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org or follow @AmerAcadPeds on Twitter and Facebook.