The USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides critical nutrition assistance to lower-income women, infants, and young children. During the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment has risen to levels greater than experienced during the Great Recession, and food insecurity has also increased, making WIC’s role more important than ever. This research brief focuses on how to strengthen WIC’s impact during and after COVID-19. This brief from Healthy Eating Research summarizes the evidence of WIC’s benefits and challenges the program and participants are facing due to COVID-19.
Strengthening WIC’s Impact During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic