National WIC Association

Fit WIC: attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff toward addressing childhood overweight

Serrano E, et al. Fit WIC: attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff toward addressing childhood overweight. J Nutr Educ Behav. May/Jun 2006;38(3):151-156.

This study assessed the attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff in providing nutrition education on childhood overweight topics with WIC participants. WIC staff reported a lack of comfort, practice, and confidence in addressing and/or preventing childhood overweight with WIC participants. Differences existed with respect to job title. Barriers to implementing programs included perceived attitudes of participants, transportation, time, cultural issues, and child care.