A feeding guide with recommendations for the average, healthy infant from the Texas Dept. of State Health Services – WIC.
This study investigated the differences between children ages 1 to 5 in the Texas WIC Program who had improved anemia statuses and those who did not. Non-improvers were more likely to be those children who were younger, who lived in families with four or more children, who ate fewer snacks, and who never ate dried fruits. More parents of non-improvers incorrectly believed that their child had improved.
To determine what effect WIC-only vendors ; growth would have on program expenditures, in the absence of recent cost-containment legislation, Congress asked Government Accountability Office the following questions: (1) What is known about WIC-only vendors ; growth and their share of the WIC market in recent years? (2) To what extent do WIC-only and regular WIC vendors differ? (3) What would WIC-only vendors ; contribution to WIC Program expenditures have been if their market share had increased? Government Accountability Office analyzed national WIC vendor data; interviewed WIC state officials about vendors ; business practices; and analyzed redemption data from California, Texas, and Florida.
This study was conducted to evaluate the Walk Texas! Clinical Counseling Guide for Nutrition, a brief, stage-based nutritional counseling guide designed for use in clinical settings. Primary measures included state of change, barriers to change, attitudes toward fruits and vegetables (F&V), self-efficacy, and self-reports of F&V consumption. Results were mixed. Although there was no significant increase in the cognitive constructs (e.g., self-efficacy, attitudes), participants in the intervention clinics reported a significant increase in the state of change and a composite measure of F&V intake.
This cohort study compared breastfeeding duration between Hispanic couples who enrolled in the pilot Peer Dad Program and those who did not enroll. Mothers whose partner participated in the Peer Dad Program were no more likely to continue breastfeeding past 6 months, than were mothers who received peer counseling only.
This study investigated feeding practices and beliefs for preschoolers among Spanish- and English-speaking WIC participants in Texas. Results showed no significant differences between English-speaking Hispanics and non-Hispanics, indicating that acculturation might impact behaviors, apart from ethnicity.
The researchers analyzed participants; experiences after the implementation of a workplace learning program in the Texas WIC Program. The findings identified several best practices, including the importance of planning at multiple organizational levels, candidate selection, flexible implementation design, managerial buy-in, preceptor knowledge and availability, open communication, and the establishment of clear expectations and timelines.
Guidance for local WIC agencies in Texas on how to deliver WIC services in line with Texas Dept. of State Health Services – WIC policies and procedures.
A Texas Dept. of State Health Services – WIC publication for participants on using Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBT) for purchasing WIC approved foods in Texas.
An official list of approved WIC foods from the Texas Dept. of State Health Services – WIC.