Multi-State WIC Participant Satisfaction Survey: Cash Value Benefit Increase During COVID
By Lorrene Ritchie, Danielle Lee, Celeste Felix, Linnea Sallack, Christina Chauvenet, Georgia Machell, Shannon E. Whaley
A new report released by the National WIC Association (NWA), in partnership with researchers from the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), reveals an increase in child fruit and vegetable consumption among participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) after the WIC benefit was enhanced through the American Rescue Plan Act in summer 2021. The report analyzes over 10,000 responses from WIC participants across 5 State WIC Agencies in 2021. Participating State Agencies were: Connecticut, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.