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WIC nutrition risk criteria : a scientific assessment


Author:
Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Committee on Scientific Evaluation of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria.
Year:
1996
Subject:
Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.), Infants -- United States -- Nutrition, Children -- United States -- Nutrition, Pregnancy -- United States -- Nutritional aspects, Risk assessment -- United States, Health risk assessment -- United States, and Nutrition policy -- United States
Abstract:
Describes the structure and function of the WIC program and provides an overview of the task of the Committee on Scientific Evaluation of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria. Reviews linkages between low income and risk of inadequate nutrition; discusses the principles of nutrition risk assessment that guided the Committee in conducting its review and provides the framework used to develop the Committee's recommendations; covers the nutrition risk criteria used by the WIC program (anthropometric, biochemical and medical, dietary, and predisposing risks); and provides conclusions and recommendations regarding nutrition risk criteria and recommendations for research and action.
Format:
xiv, 377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher:
National Academy Press
Collection:
USDA publications