Nutrition Policy Institute’s collaborative research on improving the WIC Program highlighted by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Feb 6, 2023

Successful partnerships between the Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Davis, the California WIC Association, the National WIC Association and Public Health Foundation Enterprises-WIC were featured in a recent UC Agriculture and Natural Resources article. The article highlights collaborative efforts to inform Federal and State program and policy changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which serves over 6.3 million participants across the nation. Lorrene Ritchie, director of the Nutrition Policy Institute, emphasized that the relationship with WIC-serving organizations is critical to the success of the research. “They tell us what we need to know to be able to inform policy and to be able to help quickly.” Ritchie also said she appreciates their ability to disseminate the information to stakeholders. The article also features partners Lauren Au from UC Davis, Shannon Whaley from Public Health Foundation Enterprises-WIC, Karen Farley from the California WIC Association, and Christina Chauvenet from the National WIC Association.

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Director of Communications & Research Engagement
By Lorrene Ritchie
Editor - Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist