Mothers Experience Greater Food Insecurity When Children Age Out of WIC
- When children in the U.S. reach the age of five, they become ineligible to receive food vouchers through WIC.
- Aging out of WIC has no significant effect on food insecurity or caloric intake among children.
- Women in households where a child has aged out of WIC experience greater food insecurity and lower caloric intake as they protect the children in the household from the loss of WIC support.
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