Lorrene Ritchie and colleagues present at the 2020 National WIC Association Annual Conference

Oct 15, 2020

Nutrition Policy Institute's Lorrene Ritchie, director and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) specialist, has been studying the diet quality of low-income children enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This research is part of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study (WIC ITFPS-2), also known as the "Feeding My Baby" study. Ritchie and her research colleagues Christine Borger of Westat, Inc., Courtney Paolicelli of the USDA Food and Nutrition Services, and Shannon Whaley of Public Health Foundation Enterprise WIC, presented the latest findings from children enrolled in WIC at age four years during the virtual  National WIC Association Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Annual Conference on September 10, 2020. Their presentation was titled, “Now we are four! Findings at age four from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study (WIC ITFPS-2)."

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Policy Analyst