WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2: Third Year Report
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) safeguards the health of low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and young children who are at nutritional risk. The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (WIC ITFPS-2), also known as the “Feeding My Baby” Study, captures data on caregivers and their children over the first 6 years of the child’s life after WIC enrollment. Study research questions include child feeding practices, associations between WIC services and those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children receiving WIC. This report, the fourth in the series generated from this study, focuses on caregivers’ employment, school, and child care circumstances, as well as the feeding beliefs and practices, dietary intake, and weight status of children from birth through approximately 36 months of age.