Nutrition Policy Institute will collaborate with the National WIC Association and Pepperdine University to survey WIC participants from multiple states about their experience with WIC services to inform USDA and state efforts to increase participation and retention of women, infant and children on the program. The project builds on previous surveys conducted in multiple states in 2021 with WIC participants on their experience with WIC during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the increase to the WIC Cash Value Benefit for fruits and vegetables. The NPI research project team includes Lorrene Ritchie, Celeste Felix, Ken Hecht, Reka Vasicsek and Hannah Thompson, who will work in collaboration with Loan Kim at Pepperdine University and Christina Chauvenet and Georgia Machel from the National WIC Association. The 23-month project began in November 2022. This project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Author - Policy Analyst
Editor - Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist