Key clinical point: Differences in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program administration by state led to variances in obesity rates.
Major finding: A 2009 WIC package change resulted in a change in childhood obesity prevalence among children aged 2-4 years from a 0.23% annual increase to a 0.34% annual decrease.
Study details: An interrupted time series analysis of WIC participants aged 2-4 years over a 14-year period in 49 states involved up to 3 million children.
Disclosures: This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Daepp was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship grant. Three coauthors were supported by the JPB Foundation; a fourth was supported by an NIH grant.
Daepp MIG et al. Pediatrics. 2019 Apr 1..