National WIC Association

A WIC-based intervention to prevent early childhood overweight

Whaley SE, et al. A WIC-based intervention to prevent early childhood overweight. J Nutr Educ Behav. May 2010;42(3):S47-S51.

This study evaluated the success of a WIC-based intervention on changing food and beverage intake, physical activity, and TV viewing of children ages 1 to 5. The intervention influenced TV watching and fruit intake and was particularly protective for children ages 2 and younger. The results provided evidence that WIC is an appropriate setting for health behavior interventions to prevent obesity.  

Categories: Obesity Prevention