Preschoolers' Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study [Consumer.Healthday.com]

 

A change to a U.S. government nutrition program improved the diets of millions of young children in low-income families, a new study says.

Researchers compared the eating habits of nearly 1,200 2- to 4-year-olds in low-income households before and after the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) was changed in 2009.

With the revamp, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk were included in the WIC food voucher package.

The change improved the diets for the approximately 4 million children in the program, according to the University of California (UC) study published April 7 in the journal Pediatrics.



[For more of this story, written by Robert Preidt, go to http://consumer.healthday.com/...ds-diets-709526.html]

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