The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a
federal nutrition program, is widely recognized as an important safeguard for protecting and
improving the health and nutrition of low-income mothers and children. Poor nutrition, poverty,
and food insecurity have detrimental impacts on infant, child, and maternal health and well-being
in the short and long terms. One critical strategy to address these issues is connecting vulnerable
families to the multi-faceted benefits of WIC.