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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 WIC - Supporting Women, Infants & Children WHAT WIC Does... Special Supplemental Nutrition Programfor Women, Infants, and Children that issupported by Federal grants. It providessupplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to those in need. Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under the age of five WHO is Eligible?? The families must meet income guidelines,a State residency requirement, and be determinedto be at a "nutrition risk" by a health care provider. WHERE is WIC available?? WHEN was WIC started?? A Brief History... HOW Many People Does WIC Serve?? WIC was first introduced in 1972 as a two year pilot program.The origin of the programbegan in the 1960s when the Nation began to recognize the high rate of malnutritionamong low-income families. In 1975 the program was officially established through the Legislature as a permanent health and nutrition program. Since its inception, WIC has made a significant impact on variousfamily nutrition changes. These include: a maximum level of sugar in cereals,infant formula rebates, The Hunger Prevention Act of 1988,encouragement and education for breast feeding, etc. WHO WIC Serves... 7.2 million - 2000 1.9 million - 1980 88,000 - 1974 4.5 million - 1990 9.2 million - 2010 FUN FACT!Breast Feeding Rates Among WIC ParticipantsIncreased by 21% from1998 to 2010 double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. FUN FACT!60% of all infantsborn in Californiaparticipate in WIC FUN FACT!We save $3.50 in Health CareCosts for every$1.00 spent towardsWIC. By: Sophie Curl In ALL 50 states, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, District of Colombia, Guam,Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsPuerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
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