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An Exploration of Attitudes and Perceptions of Cash Value Vouchers in the Arizona Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Abstract In October, 2009, participants of the Arizona Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) began receiving monthly Cash Value Vouchers (CVV) worth between six and 10 dollars towards the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) showed CVV redemption rates in the first two years of the program were lower than the national average of 77% redemption. In response, the ADHS WIC Food List was expanded to also include canned and frozen fruits and vegetables. More recent data from ADHS suggest that redemption rates are improving, but variably exist among different WIC sub-populations. The purpose of this project was to identify themes related to the ease or di... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Bertmann, Farryl Mw (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Committee member) / Johnston, Carol (Committee member) / Hampl, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Dixit-Joshi, Sujata (Committee member) / Barroso, Cristina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Public health / Public policy / ADHS / CVV / SES and food access / WIC
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Nutrition 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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