What is WIC?

WIC is a government funded program with the initiative that follows, “The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, high-risk population.”

The WIC website goes on to state

What are WIC Health Outcomes?

Numerous studies show that WIC is effective and helps:

  • Reduce premature births
  • Reduce low and very low birth-weight babies
  • Reduce fetal and infant deaths
  • Reduce the incidence of low-iron anemia
  • Increase access to prenatal care earlier in pregnancy
  • Increase pregnant women’s consumption of key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and Vitamins A and C
  • Increase immunization rates
  • Improve diet quality
  • Increase access to regular health care

Also, we have a WIC program right here in Boone County. See below for details.

WIC

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