National WIC Association

Nutrient intakes and food choices of infants and toddlers participating in WIC

Ponza M, et al. Nutrient intakes and food choices of infants and toddlers participating in WIC. J Am Diet Assoc. Jan 2004;104(1 Suppl 1):s71-s79.

Using data from the 2002 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), the researchers examined the nutrient intakes, foods consumed, and feeding patterns of infants and toddlers participating in WIC. Results found that infants enrolled in WIC were less likely to have been breastfed, compared with other US children. Significant numbers of WIC and non-WIC toddlers did not consume enough fruits and vegetables.