Data & Reports
Historically, WIC has benefited greatly from evaluations of the program and high-quality quantitative and qualitative research focused on the program’s impact. It is crucial that such reviews and research continue to update, reinforce, and expand the rigorous documentation of WIC’s positive effects on the women, infants, and young children served by the program. To date, WIC studies have been wide-ranging in theme and scale and have covered issues from the impact WIC has on obesity and cognitive development to how the WIC food package meets the cultural needs of WIC populations across the country.
Below is a selection of key resources that demonstrate the impact of the WIC program.
Understanding the Factors Influencing Low-Income Caregivers’ Perceived Value of a Federal Nutrition Programme, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
A Comparison Between Improvers and Non-Improvers Among Children with Anemia Enrolled in the WIC Program
Local Disparities in Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Survey in Ten Chicago Community Areas
Lactation Advice through Texting Can Help: An Analysis of Intensity of Engagement via Two-Way Text Messaging
Severe Housing-Cost Burden and Obesity Among Preschool-Aged Low-Income Children in Los Angeles County
The Economic Impacts of Breastfeeding: A Focus on USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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