National WIC Association

Changing WIC changes what children eat

Chiasson MA, et al. Changing WIC changes what children eat. Obesity. Jul 2013;21(7):1423-1429.

This study investigated dietary intake and obesity prevalence changes in WIC children after the implementation of the revised WIC food packages in 2009. Results showed increases in WIC mothers’ breastfeeding initiation and in the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat/non-fat milk by young children. Weight for length and body mass index also decreased in young children.