Changes in Obesity Among US Children Aged 2 Through 4 Years Enrolled in WIC During 2010-2016
By Pan L, Freedman D, Park S, Galuska D, Potter A, Blanck H
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics data was analyzed by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The analysis found that for children between the ages of 2 and 4 years-old, the prevalence of obesity decreased from 15.9% in 2010 to 13.9% in 2016.
The authors of the report, conclude that possible reasons for the decline include revisions to the WIC food package and state, local and national initiatives.
July 15, 2019
Pan L, Freedman D, Park S, Galuska D, Potter A, Blanck H (2019) Changes in Obesity Among US Children Aged 2 Through 4 Years Enrolled in WIC During 2010-2016. Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol.321, Issue 23. Available online: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2735808?guestAccessKey=cd36d614-7417-494f-95eb-fc10de564fbf&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=061819