National WIC Association

The effect of the WIC Program on the health of newborns

Foster EM, et al. The effect of the WIC Program on the health of newborns. Health Serv Res. Aug 2010;45(4):1083-1104.

These authors studied the effect of WIC on birth outcomes. Based on their findings, WIC showed no statistically significant effects for any of the following six outcomes: birthweight, prematurity, maternal report of the infant’s health, small for gestational age, and placement in the neonatal intensive care unit.