ERIC Number: ED114183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Children First...Or Last? A Report on the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.
This booklet examines the first 2 1/2 years of The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), designed by Congress to provide food and nutrition information for low-income pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children up to age 4. Problems with the implementation and functioning of the nutrition program are discussed. Specific criticisms are made about the program administration by the Department of Agriculture and the States. Descriptions of some State WIC programs and recommendations for future WIC program operation are provided. Appendices include a bibliography of medical research on malnutrition, a list of government reports on WIC, WIC caseloads and budgets, a list of local WIC sponsors, and legislation authorizing WIC. (BRT)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Food, Health, Infants, Low Income Groups, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Children, State Programs
The Children's Foundation, 1028 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (Paper, $2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.