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NewsBites July 2010 Issue

WIC Boosts Babies’ Birth Weights

Do pregnant women participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program have healthier babies? A study of the nationwide spread of WIC since 1974 finds that pre-natal WIC nutritional assistance is associated with a significant increase in babies’ birth weight—important in its own right and as a predictor of later health.

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