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WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2000

Resource type
Research
Research type
Assessing/Improving Operations
Breastfeeding
Participation Characteristics
Resource materials
PDF Icon PC2000_Summary.pdf (63.00 KB)
PDF Icon pc2000.pdf (1.32 MB)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The WIC Program provides a combination of direct nutritional supplementation, nutrition education and counseling, and increased access to health care and social service providers for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children up to the age of five years. WIC seeks to improve fetal development and reduce the incidence of low birthweight, short gestation, and anemia through intervention during the prenatal period. This publication is the seventh report in the series of studies on WIC participants and program characteristics.

Page updated: December 02, 2021