ERIC Number: ED251563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation and Reauthorization of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Hearings before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate; and the Subcommittee on Nutrition of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate. Ninety-Eighth Congress Second Session, March 15 and April 9, 1984.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
This document records hearings before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and its sub-committee on Nutrition. The hearings, dated March 15 and April 9, 1984, were conducted in order to evaluate and reauthorize the special supplemental food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), due to expire in 1984. Testimony came from staff from the General Accounting Office, state and local family health and nutiriton officals, U. S. Senators, local WIC program directors, professors of nutrition and maternal and child health, the president of the National Association of WIC Directors, and the director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The evaluation focused on, among other matters, the effectiveness of WIC in increasing birth weight, lowering infant mortality, decreasing the percentage of infants with anemia, improving the nutritional state of women with poor weight gain during pregnancy, and the health program's capacity to function preventively. The document closes with a cost-benefit analysis of the WIC program, prepared by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. (RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.