Wichita County created this non-pharmaceutical prescription pad as part of their local work on chronic disease prevention during the CPHMC project. This pad incorporates the 5 + 2 + 1 […]
In response to the Farris et al article, the authors remind readers that the final committee WIC food package review became available in January of 2017, and the committee recommendd that USDA allow Wic participants to recieve an additional $3 in the CVV instead of juice.
Food insecurity and SNAP/WIC participation were not associated with meeting recommendations, but those reporting ≥ 1 chronic disease were more likely to meet SSB recommendations. Odds of achieving SSB but not water recommendations were greater among individuals with a chronic disease.
Support policies that seek to reduce the consumption of fruit juice and promote the consumption of whole fruit by toddlers and young children (eg, child care/preschools) already exposed to juices, including through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), provided that those policies do not have negative nutritional consequences (ie, inadequate total calories, absence of any fruit in the diet) for children without access to fresh fruit.”
In the United States, WIC feeds more than 25% of pregnant women and more than half of children at some point in their first 5 years of life.1 By serving such a large percentage of the population, this program has tremendous potential to influence the country’s dietary patterns.
Excessive fruit juice consumption is associated with increased risk for obesity. Moreover, there is recent scientific evidence that sucrose consumption without the corresponding fiber, as is commonly present in fruit juice, is associated with the metabolic syndrome, liver injury, and obesity.
Higher juice intake at 1 year was associated with higher juice intake, SSB intake, and BMI z-score during early and mid-childhood.