Nutrition Assistance for Latino Mothers and Children: WIC
Jennifer Ng'andu and Emilia M. Leal Gianfortoni
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Over the past few decades, the U.S. has made strides in improving its infant mortality rates—an important health index around the world often used to indicate a country's level of health or development and its ability to avoid preventable deaths of infants. Many of these improvements can be attributed to the United States' commitment to improve access to nutrition and preventive health care for women, infants, and children. Specifically, in 1974, Congress enacted the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which has now earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States.