National WIC Association

WIC participation and attenuation of stress-related child health risks of household food insecurity and caregiver depressive symptoms

Black MM, et al. WIC participation and attenuation of stress-related child health risks of household food insecurity and caregiver depressive symptoms. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. May 2012;166(5):444-451.

This study examined the relationship among WIC participation, family stressors, and health risks. Researchers found that participating in the WIC Program attenuated, but did not eliminate, child health risks associated with family stressors.