Issues in Food Assistance-Effects of WIC Participation on Children’s Food Consumption
By Oliveira V, Chandran R
“This study compared consumption patterns of WIC children with those of three different comparison groups: eligible nonparticipating children living in non-WIC households, eligible nonparticipating children living in WIC households, and children living in households whose income is too high to be eligible for WIC. The study provides strong evidence that participation in the WIC program increases consumption of at least some types of WIC-approved foods.”
This research was funded by the USDA Economic Research Service.
March 21, 2018
Oliveira V, Chandran R (2005) Issues in Food Assistance-Effects of WIC Participation on Children's Food Consumption, FANRR-26-11. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program. Available online: https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=46631