National WIC Association

Effect of the Washington Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on pregnancy outcomes

El-Bastawissi AY, et al. Effect of the Washington Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on pregnancy outcomes. Matern Child Health J. Nov 2007;11(6):611-621.

The researchers’ goal was to study the effect of the WIC Program on adverse pregnancy outcomes. Based on the findings, WIC was protective for preterm delivery. Furthermore, it was most protective for women with inadequate prenatal care.