Increasing the WIC Benefit Amount for Fruits and Vegetables to Support Healthy Families
By Kelsey Long
This research brief outlines a case study, conducted by researchers from the University of California San Francisco, exploring the impacts of providing pregnant WIC participants with an additional subsidy for fruits and vegetables. The study found positive results, including decreased odds of preterm birth, supporting the importance of increasing the WIC fruit and vegetable CVB as a policy strategy to support health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
September 24, 2021