All content tagged with the term "poverty-food-security".
October 29, 2013 -
News & Blog
Families using SNAP will face benefit decreases starting November 1.
October 1, 2012 -
This study compared products stocked before and after the implementation of the revised WIC food packages in WIC-authorized and non-WIC-authorized stores. After implementation, WIC-authorized stores improved their inventory of healthier foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lower-fat milk, whole-grain bread, and brown rice.
June 1, 2012 -
The study showed that the WIC food package revisions have improved access to healthy foods—such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lower-fat milk—for WIC participants, as well as the community at large.
May 1, 2012 -
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.
May 1, 2012 -
The researchers evaluated the impact of the 2009 WIC food package changes on the availability of healthful food. After the introduction of the new food packages, the availability of healthful food increased significantly in stores, overall, with more substantial increases in WIC-authorized stores.
January 1, 2012 -
This study assessed the impact of the 2009 changes to the WIC food packages on the perceived sales, product selection, and stocking habits of small WIC-authorized food stores. Results showed that regardless of the type or frequency of supply acquisition, perceived increases in sales provided some evidence of the potential sustainability of the new food packages.
July 1, 2011 -
The researchers studied the association between women’s and children’s duration of WIC participation and household food security status. Their results showed that among those with initial household food insecurity with hunger, an additional WIC visit reduced the odds of any household food insecurity and of household food insecurity with hunger at the last visit. Earlier and longer WIC participation might improve household food security status, particularly of vulnerable groups.
September 1, 2008 -
This study utilized a large population-based birth registry to estimate the independent effect of county-level poverty on preterm birth risk. The researchers found that high county-level poverty was significantly associated with preterm birth risk.
July 1, 2004 -
The researchers examined associations between WIC participation and indicators of underweight, overweight, length, caregiver-perceived health, and household food security among infants ages 12 months or younger, at six urban hospitals and clinics. Results showed that of the eligible families not receiving WIC assistance, 64% reported access problems, and 36% denied a need for WIC. Families who were not receiving WIC because of access problems were more likely to have underweight infants and experience food insecurity.
June 1, 2004 -
The purpose of this study was to determine whether household food insecurity was associated with adverse health outcomes in a sentinel population ages 36 months or younger. The study showed that compared with food-secure children, food-insecure children’s odds of “fair or poor” health were nearly twice as high, and their odds of being hospitalized since birth were almost a third higher. Effect modification occurred between Food Stamps and food insecurity; Food Stamps attenuated, but did not eliminate, associations between food insecurity and fair/poor health.