National WIC Association

The effect of participation in the WIC Program on preschoolers’ diets

Siega-Riz AM, et al. The effect of participation in the WIC Program on preschoolers’ diets. J Pediatr. Feb 2004;144(2):229-234.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate nutrient, food intake, and snacking behavior by participation in the WIC Program. The findings showed that WIC had a beneficial effect on the intake of fat, carbohydrates, added sugar, and fruit from the total diet, as well as on added sugar from snacks.