Wednesday, April 27, 2016
WIC CHANGES IMPROVE TODDLER’S NUTRITION
A change to the WIC nutrition program improved the diets of millions of young children in low-income families, a new study says. Researchers compared the eating habits of nearly 1,200 2- to 4-year-olds in low-income households before and after WIC was changed in 2009. With the revamp, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk were included in the WIC food voucher package.
The change improved the diets for the approximately 4 million children in the program, according to the University of California (UC) study published.
Source: Health Day, 4/7/16, WIC Changes Work