(Remember the study suppressed by the Reagan Administration during the 1980s that found babies benefited significantly from the WIC program
Become familiar with the WIC program
. That stands for women, infants and children.
Most nutrition education funds (more than $128 million per year) go for the WIC Program
David Rush, a doctor who directed a study supported by the Department of Agriculture, found that women who participated in the WIC program
had longer pregnancies and therefore fewer premature births.
General Accounting Office concluded that an Agriculture Department report on the popular WIc (women, infants, and children) food program was not only long delayed but "understated - and could serve to mislead the reader about - the study's findings of the generally positive effects of the WIC program
To help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals, we call for greater support for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and then continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods, Michell Grainger, state lactation coordinator with the WIC Program
, Alabama Department of Public Health, said.
For the WIC program
, call (630) 892-4720; for other services, call (630) 892-4355.
Approximately 75,200 Oklahomans participate in the WIC Program
each month.<br />WIC is housed within local county health departments and operates interdependently with other public health programs.<br />Individuals with comments regarding the WIC program
should contact Terry Bryce, director WIC service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The project idea was spurred by Linda Dech, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, WIC peer breastfeeding coordinator at for the state WIC program
. Dech, who has been a guest lecturer for the public health class, talked to Stang about the potential for new forms of outreach through the health department and WIC program
to promote breast feeding.
Despite improvements in breastfeeding initiation, increasing the duration of breastfeeding and of exclusive breastfeeding among infants enrolled in the New York WIC program
Like the California WIC program
, UCCE has found that a learner-centered approach (one in which instructors use a variety of teaching methods to facilitate student learning) is more effective in improving fruit and vegetable intake (Gerstein et al.
The Vegetarian Resource Group was one of more than 7000 groups and individuals who submitted comments to the USDA recommending specific changes to the WIC Program
. We are delighted to see that many of the suggestions we made were implemented, including removal of the requirement for medical documentation in order to get vouchers for soymilk or tofu and increased dollar amounts for fruit and vegetable purchases.