WIC to 6: Addressing Nutrition Gaps
By National WIC Association
As children are entering kindergarten at a later age, there is an emerging nutrition gap of children who qualify
for neither WIC nor school meals. Extended child eligibility is a necessary step to continue WIC’s successful
nutrition support until the child enters school. The National WIC Association recommends extending child eligibility to age six.
August 6, 2019
National WIC Association (2019) WIC to 6: Addressing Nutrition Gaps Available online: https://media.nwica.org/wic-to-6-003.pdf