To the Editor In a Viewpoint article, Ferris et al1 proposed that juice should be eliminated from the food packages offered in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, […]
Abstract Introduction: Between 2000 and 2017, a total of 23 states proposed legislation to further restrict Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchases. In the absence of a pilot program, the […]
Abstract Introduction: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides monthly food packages to low-income children (aged 1–4 years) in the U.S., including 128 ounces of […]
Early childhood caries (ECC) is a challenging public health problem, both in the US and elsewhere. Unfortunately, data relating to very young children's risk factors are scarce. This study assessed baseline risk factors for 18-month caries prevalence, in conjunction with a longitudinal study of high-risk children. Results suggested that early colonization by mutans streptocci (MS) and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages are significant predictors of ECC in high-risk populations.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of breastfeeding and sugar-sweetened- beverage (SSB) consumption on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Hispanic toddlers enrolled in the WIC Program. Results indicated that breastfeeding for 1 year or longer and low SSB consumption during the toddler years could significantly reduce prevalence of obesity in Hispanic toddlers.
The purposes of this study were to test (1) whether increased fruit juice intake and parental restriction of a child's eating were associated with increased adiposity and (2) whether nutrition counseling reduced adiposity gain in a population of WIC children ages 1 to 4 in New York State. Results indicated that children who were already overweight or at risk of becoming overweight who increased their fruit juice intake were associated with excess weight gain. These findings supported the Institute of Medicine recommendation to reduce juice intake in overweight and at-risk children.
The author explored the association between overweight low-income preschool children and sweet drink consumption. The results indicated that children at risk of overweight at baseline who consumed at least one sweet drink per day were more likely to become overweight.
This study investigated the association between beverage consumption and changes in body mass index and weight among preschool children participating in the North Dakota WIC Program. Results showed no association.
This article looks at juice consumption in WIC infants, looking at its effects on childhood obesity.
Loudoun County created this toolkit to highlight their local work on water consumption in preschool and elementary school classrooms as part of the CPHMC project. The “It’s Water Time!” water […]