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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Participation and Infants’ Growth and Health: A Multisite Surveillance Study

This article investigates associations between the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participation and indicators of underweight, overweight, length, caregiver-perceived health, and household food security among infants ≤ 12 months of age at 6 urban health centers and clinics. In a sample of 5,923 WIC eligible caregivers, 91% were receiving WIC.  After […]

Food Insecurity is Associated with Adverse Health Outcomes among Human Infants and Toddlers

The purpose of this study was to determine whether household food insecurity is associated with adverse health outcomes in a sentinel population ages ≤36 months.  In a sample of 11,539 caregivers of children ≤ 36 months 21.4% were food insecure.  In a logistic regression, adjusting for confounders, food-insecure children had odds of “fair or poor” health nearly […]