WIC Health Benefits

WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. The WIC program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States. Federal studies detail the success and cost effectiveness of our nutrition intervention and support the health outcomes listed below.

Study supported health outcomes include:

  • Improved birth outcomes and savings in health care costs.
  • Improved diet and diet-related outcomes.
  • Improved infant feeding practices.
  • Improved rates of childhood immunizations and regular source of medical care.
  • Improved cognitive development.