Hundreds of studies show that WIC helps improve the health of pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 5.
The percentage of pregnant women that enroll in WIC during their first trimester of pregnancy.
The percentage of infants born in the U.S. who are served by WIC.
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The authors examined the impact of the WIC Program on birth outcomes. They found that rather than affecting average outcomes, WIC was more effective in reducing the probability of high-risk births, for example, very premature and low-birthweight babies. The potential benefits of the WIC Program can be realized by enhancing its focus on more disadvantaged mothers.
This study explored the relationship between participation in the WIC Program and birth outcomes. The authors analyzed whether WIC participation increased the average birthweight and decreased the number of low-birthweight births. Based on the results, WIC initiation raised the average birthweight by 2 grams and raised it by 7 grams among infants born to mothers with low education levels.