Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Discusses WIC
Recently, policy experts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) published two blog posts on the importance of interventions such as WIC during the early years of brain development. The first piece focuses on the importance of brain development in very young children and the role that programs like WIC and SNAP play in preventing long-term negative outcomes of “toxic stress.” The second piece describes the compelling research evidence on the health and nutrition benefits of participating in WIC, noting:
“Extensive research over the past four decades shows that WIC — formally known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — contributes to positive developmental and health outcomes for low-income women and young children.”
MFHS is proud to be a WIC provider in 16 Pennsylvania counties. Thank you to the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities for highlighting all the benefits the WIC program provides to mothers and young children.