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WIC Program and Participants Characteristics, 1998

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Research
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Participation Characteristics
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PDF Icon PC98_Summary.pdf (61.73 KB)
PDF Icon PC98rpt.pdf (1.55 MB)
PDF Icon pc98a-d.pdf (686.62 KB)
PDF Icon pc98e-f.pdf (341.33 KB)

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. Infants and children who are at nutritional or health risk receive food supplements, nutrition education, and access to health care services to maintain and improve their health and development.

Updated: 05/01/2000