This study investigates associations between WIC participation and nutrients and food groups consumed using data from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study’s 2008 and 2016 nationwide, cross-sectional surveys of children <4 y, weighted to be representative of the US population.
Infant iron intakes are concerning, although more WIC infants meet the EAR. WIC infants’ vegetable intakes have improved; baby-food vegetables have become important contributors to their intakes. In 2016 WIC children were more likely than non-WIC children to shift to lower-fat milks at 2 y of age, likely contributing to lower saturated fat intakes. J Nutr 2020;00:1–9.
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