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ISBNPA Webinar SIG Policies and Environments: How food assistance adoption impacts food sales at a Discount Variety Store

31 March 2019

ISBNPA Webinar SIG Policies and Environments: How food assistance adoption impacts food sales at a Discount Variety Store

 

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Speakers
- Elizabeth F. Racine, DrPH, RD, Professor, UNC Charlotte
- Katelin Hudak, PhD Candidate, UNC Charlotte

Moderator:
- Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Abstract:
This webinar will present results from a pilot intervention in the US. A discount variety store that operates in low income communities piloted the adoption of the US Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) in ten of their stores. About 50% of infants born in the US participate in WIC. The WIC program provides low income women and children with vouchers for healthy foods. These vouchers are used at participating food stores. This webinar examines the sales of foods prior to and post WIC adoption to examine the impact of WIC on sales.