National WIC Association

Revised WIC food package improves diets of WIC families

Whaley, S, et al. Revised WIC food package improves diets of WIC families. J Nutr Educ Behav. May 2012;44(3):204-209.

The authors analyzed the impact of the new WIC food packages on WIC participants’ consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat milk. Changes in the WIC food packages produced the following results: Consumption of whole grains improved by 17.3 percentage points, from baseline; and consumption of whole milk decreased 60% to 63%, for caregivers and children, respectively. In addition, though small, there was a significant increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables.