WIC and Head Start (HS) programs both serve similar populations, and while HS is a day care program for low income children, it also provides nutritional services. Yet, limited overlap […]
During spring 2014, WIC State agencies were canvassed to obtain information on strategies that are used or planned to retain child WIC participants. It is currently estimated that only 53.6% […]
The authors' goal was to screen Indian children on the reservation who were participating in WIC and Head Start. researchers screened close to 100% of the young children on the Rocky Boy reservation. The average blood lead level for these Indian children, ages 1 to 5, was 2.4 micrograms/dL, which is not significantly different from that of children of the same age nationally.
Participation in the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was related to a 16% lower proportion of direct breastfeeding (DBF) - however, majority of the participants in the study did not participante in WIC.
Tri-County created this non-pharmaceutical prescription pad to highlight their local work on community clinical linkages and WIC referrals as part of the CPHMC project. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves 3 […]
Tri-County created this toolkit to highlight their local work on healthy food access and food pantries as part of the CPHMC project. Information in this toolkit includes a food pantry […]
Tri-County Health Dept. created this poster to present at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017. This poster highlighted their local work creating a healthy food toolkit to provide guidance on increasing […]
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) presented this poster at the NWA Annual Conference in April 2017 as part of the CPHMC project. This project highlighted their local work promoting […]
In summary, we found that BMI and diet quality changes of Head Start preschool girls were correlated with short-term changes in household food insecurity.
Including military members’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) as income when determining eligibility for SNAP is not only inconsistent with the treatment of BAH by other federal programs, it has made thousands of struggling families ineligible for vital SNAP benefits. In order to survive, they are turning to food pantries on and off military bases. The BAH is excluded as income for the purposes of calculating income taxes and eligibility for Women, Infants and Children and Head Start programs. The BAH should be consistently excluded as income for the purposes of determining eligibility for all nutrition assistance programs.