Analysis comparing WIC recipients before and after the changes to the WIC food package in 2009, showed that there were improvements in diet quality and nutrient intake, but these results […]
When it comes to diet and feeding practices, existing research is limited on low-income families in the United States. Even where the data are clear, they are only one part […]
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country—26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015.
Abstract Low-income minority women are disproportionately represented among those living with HIV in the U.S and also at-risk for substance abuse and intimate partner violence-collectively called the SAVA syndemic-which may […]
Abstract Background: We sought to describe the correlates of marijuana use during and after pregnancy, and to examine the independent relationship between prenatal marijuana use and infant outcomes. Study design: […]
Abstract Background: Obesity during pregnancy, excessive gestational weight gain (GWG), and postpartum weight retention (PPWR) are associated with health risks for mothers and their offspring. Face-to-face lifestyle interventions can reduce […]
Abstract Objective: To examine the trends in breastfeeding disparities across Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) eligibility and participation statuses in the last 2 decades. Design: […]
Abstract Background: Excessive gestational weight gain and rapid infancy weight gain (RIWG) are associated with increased susceptibility to childhood obesity. Since low-income and minority children are particularly at risk, investigation […]