Feeding Our Future

Growing Up Healthy with WIC

By Children’s HealthWatch

March 15, 2009


Nutrition matters, especially in kids. This brief highlights the impact of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) on very young children. It describes who's eligible for WIC, what the program provides and how it improves children’s health and development.

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Key Takeaway

Improving Child Health and Reducing Developmental Delays

Children under 3 years old who receive WIC are more likely to have good or excellent health. They are also at a lower risk for developmental delays due to insufficient access to health care, an iron-deficient diet and other concerns.

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