National WIC Association

Impact of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children on the healthy eating behaviors of preschool children in eastern Idaho

Dundas ML, Cook K. Impact of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children on the healthy eating behaviors of preschool children in eastern Idaho. Top Clinl Nutr. Oct/Dec 2004;19(4):273-279.

The authors investigated the impact of the WIC Program on the eating behaviors of preschool children in southeastern Idaho. Researchers found that after 6 months on WIC, the mean overall Healthy Eating Index score and subscores for vegetables, fruits, and meats increased significantly.