WIC Makes A Difference
WIC contributes to the overall health of growing families.
- Women have access to nutritious foods and have healthier babies.
- Infants show improved growth and development.
- Children develop strong minds and bodies.
Research shows that WIC:
- Increases enrollment in prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Increases infant birth weight.
- Increases intake of iron and vitamin C during infancy.
- Increases intake of nutrient-dense foods.
- Decreases medical costs. WIC saves the taxpayers up to $8 in Medicaid expenses for every $1 spent on pregnant women.
So how does that benefit my community?
Healthier babies lead happier and more successful lives. The impacts of WIC can lead to:
- Shift of tax dollars to areas of greater need
- Decreased crime and poverty
- Improved community morale
- Higher educational scores and results
- Increased graduation and college attendance rates