WIC is a nationally-recognized program that improves the lives and health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. According to USDA studies:
- WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children.
- WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality.
- WIC reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy.
- WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children.
- WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and promotes proper weight gain in pregnant women.
- Pregnant women with prior WIC participation receive prenatal care earlier.
- Children enrolled in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have more up to date immunizations.
- Children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate improved intellectual development.
- WIC significantly improves children's eating behaviors and parental feeding practices.