Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Millions of Mothers, Infants, and Toddlers Don’t Get the Nutrition They Need for a Healthy Life - New Report Shows How to Reverse This Trend

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 Far too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to a report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use features a comprehensive set of recommendations to overcome the barriers that have led to a shocking downward trend in participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a federally funded program that provides low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and improved access to health care. Look here for a brief analysis by FRAC and a link to the full report: