How Well Is WIC Reaching Those in Need?

August 6, 2020

To be eligible for WIC, women, infants, and children must meet categorical and income eligibility requirements and be at nutritional risk. However, just because people are eligible for WIC does not necessarily mean they participate. This poster examines how some eligible groups participate in WIC at higher (or lower) rates than other groups and explores differences by state through a series of visualizations. The estimates help USDA measure WIC program performance and identify groups and states where there are potential unmet nutritional assistance needs.

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