National WIC Association

Assessing diet quality in a population of low-income pregnant women: a comparison between Native Americans and whites

Watts V, et al. Assessing diet quality in a population of low-income pregnant women: a comparison between Native Americans and whites. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11(2):127-136.

This study evaluated the diet quality of pregnant women in the North Dakota WIC Program, comparing Native Americans with whites. The differences in diet quality, while significant, were minimal. In general, their diets were not meeting recommendations. The researchers recommended interventions that targeted decreasing fat and increasing iron and folate, as well as increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.