New report highlights underutilization of WIC program

A new report shines a light on the critical issue facing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Despite its proven benefits for low-income pregnant and postpartum individuals and their children, only half of those eligible are taking advantage of the program. Titled “WIC’s Critical Benefits Reach Only Half of Those Eligible: States Missing Out on Opportunity to Improve Pregnancy-Related, Child Health,” the report delves into the reasons behind the underutilization of WIC and offers actionable strategies to boost enrollment and ensure that more families can access these essential health benefits.

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