National WIC Association

A comparison between improvers and non-improvers among children with anemia enrolled in the WIC Program

Swanson BJ, et al. A comparison between improvers and non-improvers among children with anemia enrolled in the WIC Program. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11(5):447-459.

This study investigated the differences between children ages 1 to 5 in the Texas WIC Program who had improved anemia statuses and those who did not. Non-improvers were more likely to be those children who were younger, who lived in families with four or more children, who ate fewer snacks, and who never ate dried fruits. More parents of non-improvers incorrectly believed that their child had improved.