Wic : Children, Infants, And Children

1012 Words Dec 5th, 2015 5 Pages
WIC is a truly amazing program, WIC is Women, Infants, and Children. WIC has been around helping families for a very long time. There are very different opinions on WIC, some people are for it and appreciate how they help families. Others view WIC as an easy way out to a difficult time. WIC has a lot of history, there are advantages, disadvantages, how it’s administers, statistics, the risk, and their positions on WIC.
WIC had been around since the 70’s and even then was very much about the health of mothers and their children. “1972: WIC was piloted as a supplemental food program aimed at improving the health of pregnant mothers, infants and children in response to growing concern over malnutrition among many poverty-stricken mothers and young children.” (WIC Program Overview and History | National WIC Association). The US Department of Agriculture is in charge of WIC, “WIC is a public health nutrition program under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Agriculture”. (WIC Program Overview and History | National WIC Association). The United States Department of Agriculture also funds WIC.WIC was created because of poverty and how families were living. People were starving and couldn’t afford to get food. “WIC was created in 1974 as a response to the realization that hunger and poverty were widespread in this country and that inadequate nutrition poses real dangers to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children.” (WIC (Women, Infants and Children) « Food…
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