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NWA 2022-2023 Research Priorities

NWA views the cycle of research, practice, and policy to be reciprocal and encourages collaboration between researchers and practitioners to conduct high-quality research that supports WIC and identifies innovative approaches […]

From Paper to Plastic: Understanding the Impact of EBT on WIC Recipient Behavior

In this paper, authors analyze the impact the transition to WIC EBT has on enrollment, WIC benefits redemption, and non-WIC food expenditures using enrollment data for five states, and expenditure data for 17,714 households enrolled in WIC. Authors found no evidence that EBT increases the chance that eligible people enroll in the WIC program.