The David and Lucile Packard Foundation supports NPI and National WIC Association to explore WIC program adaptations during COVID-19

Feb 10, 2021

Nutrition Policy Institute's (NPI) Lorrene Ritchie was awarded $50,000 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to examine participant perceptions and satisfaction with the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will survey over 6,000 participants in WIC in 11 U.S. states and one tribal organization about their experiences with WIC during the pandemic. The project aims to support efforts to increase participation and retention on WIC by identifying promising practices adopted during the pandemic. Collaborators include the National WIC AssociationCenter on Budget and Policy PrioritiesPublic Health Foundation Enterprise WICPepperdine University, the University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleCalifornia WIC AssociationNourish CaliforniaVermont WIC, and Wisconsin WIC. The one-year project begins February 1, 2021 with NPI researcher Danielle Lee as the project manager.

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Director of Communications & Research Engagement