Effects of special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) participtation on household food availability

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Author Brewer, Cameron Michael
Title Effects of special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) participtation on household food availability
Date 2014-08
Description Public health messages have focused on the health benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a needs-based program that offers nutrition education and a food supplement or voucher. This study assesses the effect that WIC participation has on availability of healthy food. Additionally, this study accounts for potential nonrandom selection bias into WIC by employing techniques that address self-selection bias. The data were drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-10 Consumer Behavior Survey. Results from switching regression equations reveal that WIC participation is negatively associated with fruit and dark leafy green vegetable availability at home. More research needs to be conducted on the effects of WIC participation on household food availability.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Nutrition; Public health; Public policy
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Cameron Michael Brewer 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 286,902 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3194
ARK ark:/87278/s6894f3b
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2014-11-04
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 196760
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6894f3b
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