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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Spillover Effect:Do Siblings Reap the Benefits?

Abstract Objective: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded program that provides supplemental food packages, nutrition education, and healthcare referrals to low-income women, infants, and children under 5, who are at the highest nutritional risk. This study explores if household WIC participation is associated with healthier dietary behaviors among age-ineligible children (5-18-years-old) in WIC households. Consumption frequency of fruits, vegetables, 100% juice, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), and energy-dense snacks (sweet and salty snacks) among children from WIC and income-qualifying non-WIC households were compared.

Methods: Data were obtained from two cross-sectional panels (... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Steeves, Stephanie Nicole (Author) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Advisor) / Tasevska, Natasha (Committee member) / DeWeese, Robin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Public health / Nutrition / Dietary Behaviors / Low-income / The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women / Infants / and Children / WIC / WIC package revisions / WIC Spillover Effect
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 205 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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