Projects

FNS WIC-Medicaid Study II

2010-2014
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and social services to pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding post-partum women; infants; and children up to age 5.

WIC also promotes the initiation of breastfeeding and supports the continuation of breastfeeding among women who choose to breastfeed. In the early 1990s, Mathematica conducted the landmark WIC-Medicaid study (WM-I) which assessed the impact of prenatal participation in WIC on birth outcomes and Medicaid costs.

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Mary Kay Fox

Mary Kay Fox

Senior Fellow; Director of Nutrition Research

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Keith Kranker

Keith Kranker

Senior Researcher

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