A new commentary highlights the importance of partnering with organizations with established relationships with families who are vulnerable to unsafe drinking water, like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program regularly serves pregnant people and infants, individuals who are most vulnerable to water contaminants. This commentary describes strategies that WIC programs and their strategic partners can use to support water-insecure families under existing WIC policy and highlights examples of the ways that WIC programs have supported community efforts to improve access to safe drinking water.
Keywords: Nutrition assistance • Nutritional status • Water security • Formula-fed infants • Breastfeeding support
Wilking C, Nink E, Cradock AL. How WIC Can Help Enhance Water Security for At-Risk Populations. J Acad Nutr Diet. 30 October 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2022.10.016
This paper is part of the Safe Home Drinking Water project.