This book reviews the scientific basis for nutrition risk criteria used to establish eligibility for participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The volume also examines the specific segments of the WIC population at risk for each criterion, identifies gaps in the scientific knowledge base, formulates recommendations regarding appropriate criteria, and where applicable, recommends values for determining who is at risk for each criterion. Recommendations for program action and research are made to strengthen the validity of nutrition risk criteria used in the WIC program.
Table of Contents
|2 POVERTY AND NUTRITION RISK||41-52|
|3 PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE NUTRITION RISK CRITERIA FOR WIC ELIGIBILITY||53-66|
|4 ANTHROPOMETRIC RISK CRITERIA||67-148|
|5 BIOCHEMICAL AND OTHER MEDICAL RISK CRITERIA||149-250|
|6 DIETARY RISK CRITERIA||251-294|
|7 PREDISPOSING NUTRITION RISK CRITERIA||295-334|
|8 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS||335-352|
|A PARTICIPANTS AT THE FIRST PUBLIC MEETING, MAY 19, 1994||353-354|
|B PARTICANTS AT THE SECOND PUBLIC MEETING, SEPTEMBER 19-20, 1994||355-356|
|C WIC PROGRAM: COMMON NUTRITIONAL RISK CRITERIA||357-358|
|D DEFINITIONS OF YIELD AND SENSITIVITY OF CUTOFF POINTS FOR NUTRITION RISK||359-360|
|E BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES||361-370|
|INDEX OF RISK CRITERIA||373-377|
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