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Examining WIC Utilization in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 2014 WIC Supplement

May 15, 2014 | Online Article

Altarum contributed two articles to the WIC Supplement of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that examine how technology affects participant use of benefits.

Accessibility and Preferred Use of Online Web Applications Among WIC Participants With Internet Access

April 24, 2014 | Online Article

This study examines technology use of clients in the western WIC region and the preferences of these clients for using new technologies to interact with WIC.

Opportunities To Enhance American Indian Access To The WIC Food Package

March 12, 2014 | Report

Altarum partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona to conduct this community-based participatory study.

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

September 15, 2012 | Report

This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.

The Effects of Changes in WIC Food Packages on Redemptions

January 12, 2012 | Report

Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.

Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies in Delaware

May 24, 2010 | Report

This study examines the impact of Delaware's nutrition and physical activity standards, which were designed to prevent childhood obesity.

Learning from State Surveillance of Childhood Obesity

March 01, 2010 | Online Article

This paper examines the current methods employed in various states to conduct BMI surveillance and concludes that the use of electronic state health and immunization registries may be the most effective tool for gathering childhood BMI data.