University of Connecticut’s Research Finds that WIC has Made Positive Change for Women

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity University of Connecticut’s recent study confirms that modifications made in 2009 in the federal Women, Infants, and Children food assistance program (WIC) are notably positive.

Revisions for the program were created to provide healthier food alternatives to increase the nutrition of low-income expecting mothers, new mothers and their children. The availability of healthier food options has helped transition families that rely on WIC to purchase healthier food products.

WIC’s modifications increased the volume of healthy food purchased by WIC households by 3.9 percent, while purchases of moderation decreased 24.7 percent in volume. Cost-neutral revisions were made possible without the increase of taxpayers costs.

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