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50 Fun Facts About WIC

WIC 50 Honoring the past. Nourishing the future.

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of WIC! To celebrate, we are sharing 5 fun facts about WIC each month (February-November) to finish the year with a total of 50 fun facts. 

Bookmark this page and check back each month for more facts about WIC!

Fun Facts About WIC

  1. WIC serves about half of all infants born in the United States.
  2. WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children. 
  3. Children of mothers who participate in WIC have been shown to have improved vocabulary scores. 
  4. WIC participation has been shown to improve children’s growth rates.  
  5. WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality.