WIC works. But don’t just take it from us. For more than four decades, WIC has helped produce better pregnancy results, such as increased birth weights and fewer premature births for our nation’s most vulnerable. And it’s these critical outcomes at the start of life that shape a healthier future for millions of the program’s beneficiaries.
Officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, WIC continues to serve as the nation’s most successful, cost-effective and important nutrition intervention program. It provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services for millions of low-income families. And extensive research confirms its success. Studies find that participating in WIC leads to healthier babies, more nutritious diets and better health care for children. Participation has even been linked to higher academic achievement for students! Read more »