WIC navigators tackle participation decline
August 6, 2017
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — After more than 40 years of providing education and vital food to Americans, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, with its iconic mother and child logo posted across the aisles of grocery stores, may seem as recognizable as Social Security or Medicaid.
But despite widespread use, participation in WIC has declined in Kentucky and across the nation for several years, inspiring local public health authorities to take a different look at how participants use and think about the program.
The Green River District Health Department has...