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ERIC Number: ED486143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 274
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Innovative WIC Practices: Profiles of 20 Programs. E-FAN-04-007
Gordon, Anne; Hartline-Grafton, Heather; Nogales, Renee
US Department of Agriculture
WIC provides supplemental food, nutrition education, and social service referrals to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children younger than age 5. WIC has come under increased scrutiny as it has expanded rapidly, and some have suggested new directions for the program. This study examines a range of innovative practices at 20 State or local WIC agencies. The study focuses on practices in three main areas: breastfeeding promotion and support (including peer counseling and programs for high-risk groups), nutrition and health education (including obesity prevention, preventive health care, and staff training), and service delivery (such as home and workplace visits). For each innovative program, the report provides background information and discusses the source of the innovation, key challenges, implementation lessons learned, evidence of its success, and the feasibility of replicating the practice. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA.