In 2019, the National WIC Association (NWA) received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to support a two-year project aimed at Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion (AHEAD) […]
A report released by the National WIC Association (NWA), alongside researchers from the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and Pepperdine University, explored WIC participant satisfaction and experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Part of the National WIC Association’s WIC Voices Guide, this resource shares challenges, successes, lessons learns and resources from local WIC agencies who participated in the original WIC Voices Project.
“The healthy foods I ate as a WIC baby helped me grow into a healthy young woman. I believe in eating healthy and I exercise regularly. I currently work in […]
The Louisiana State WIC Page includes main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.
An official list of approved WIC formulas from the Louisiana Office of Public Health WIC.
An official list of approved WIC foods from the Louisiana Office of Public Health WIC.
The researchers identified psychosocial predictors of having low-birth weight infants among mothers enrolled in the Louisiana WIC Program. Among blacks, mothers with an eighth grade education or less had the highest risk of having underweight infants. Among whites, those who initiated prenatal care in the third trimester were most likely to have underweight infants.
This study explored the characteristics of positive deviants for breastfeeding among WIC-enrolled first-time mothers in Louisiana. researchers found that breastfeeding in the hospital after delivery and having received help with how to breastfeed in the hospital were significantly associated with breastfeeding initiation in white and black mothers. They also found that the black positive deviants were more likely to have initiated breastfeeding if their baby was low birth weight.
This study investigated factors that impacted the decision to breastfeed and looked at the effect of formula provided by WIC on breastfeeding initiation and duration among WIC participants in a rural parish in central Louisiana. Participants felt that the incentives provided to encourage breastfeeding did not affect their decisions to breastfeed. The majority (96%) of the participants in this study indicated that WIC provide effective and clear education about the benefits of breastfeeding and that this advice influenced their decision to breastfeed their children.