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Fact Sheet

Children in WIC: Opportunities for Success in a Critical Time of Growth and Development

By National WIC Association

The goals of child participation in WIC are to guide children along a path toward positive health outcomes and to ensure that they are ready for kindergarten.

Children between the ages of one and five make up over 50% of all WIC participants. WIC provides vital nutrition assistance and access to healthcare services to nearly 4 million children per month. Children between the ages of one and five years old experience numerous developmental milestones, including: language skills, communications skills, physical growth and strength. To ensure children reach these milestones, good nutrition is essential.


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Date Added
March 7, 2019

Citation
National WIC Association, Children in WIC: Opportunities for Success in a Critical Time of Growth and Development; Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/2019-children-in-wic.pdf