National WIC Association

A longitudinal study of WIC participation on household food insecurity

Metallinos-Katsaras E, et al. A longitudinal study of WIC participation on household food insecurity. Matern Child Health J. Jul 2011;15(5):627-633.

The researchers studied the association between women’s and children’s duration of WIC participation and household food security status. Their results showed that among those with initial household food insecurity with hunger, an additional WIC visit reduced the odds of any household food insecurity and of household food insecurity with hunger at the last visit. Earlier and longer WIC participation might improve household food security status, particularly of vulnerable groups.