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Publication Date

June 5, 2013


Journal Article

The Effect of Revised WIC Food Packages on Native American Children

By Ishdorj A, Capps O

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is one of the largest food assistance programs in the United States. It targets low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children up to age five. The WIC program serves participants by providing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services. The goals are to improve birth outcomes, support the growth and development of infants and children, and promote the long-term health of all WIC participants. In 2005, an Institute of Medicine committee recommended substantial changes to the foods offered in the packages to be consistent with new scientific knowledge about nutrition and to make it easier for participants to improve their diets and health. These…

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November 10, 2017

Ishdorj A, Capps O ( 2013) 'The Effect of Revised WIC Food Packages on Native American Children'. American Journal Of Agricultural Economics: Vol. 95, Issue 5, pp. 1266-1272. Available online: http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/95/5/1266.extract