WIC Participation and Attenuation of Stress-Related Child Health Risks of Household Food Insecurity and Caregiver Depressive Symptoms
May 07, 2012
In this paper, Dr. Black et al. examines how family stressors (household food insecurity and/or caregiver depressive symptoms) relate to child health and whether participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) attenuates stress-related child health risks. Children's HealthWatch researchers found that as stressors increased, child health risks increased. WIC participation attenuated, but did not eliminate child health risks.
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