In 1998, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded a childhood obesity prevention initiative called Fit WIC. The purpose of this initiative was to examine how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) could better respond to the issue of childhood obesity.
Implementation Manual [PDF]
Fit WIC: Programs to Prevent Childhood Overweight in Your Community (Final Report) [PDF]
Publications Based on the Fit WIC Study [PDF]
This project was developed as part of a special project grant. It modified existing Fit WIC materials to address issues caregivers face and to evaluate the integration of these materials and messages into WIC sites in California.
UC Davis Human Lactation Center.