National WIC Association

Perceived benefits and barriers related to postpartum weight loss of overweight/obese postpartum WIC participants

Lambert L, et al. Perceived benefits and barriers related to postpartum weight loss of overweight/obese postpartum WIC participants. Top Clin Nutr. Jan/Mar 2005;20(1):16-27.

The purposes of this study were (1) to understand perceived benefits and barriers related to weight loss in a group of overweight/obese postpartum WIC moms and (2) to identify intervention measures that the WIC Program could implement. Researchers identified lack of support and finances, as well as low self-esteem, as barriers to weight loss. They concluded that a support group approach within a weight loss program would be beneficial.

Categories: Obesity Prevention