WIC provides essential nutrition assistance for hundreds of thousands of families in LA County every year, and 2020 was no exception. WIC participants and the local WIC agencies serving them faced many challenges in 2020, but participants continued to receive WIC services remotely. We are excited to share our most up to date data on the participants we served in 2020!
Data on our ‘By Topic’ pages have been updated with data from the 2020 LA County WIC Survey. Take a look and let us know what you think! We will be updating the demographic trends and ‘By Region’ pages presently, so make sure you come back and take advantage of our most up to date data.
Sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are closely linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity and other associated adult chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Our research shows that SSB consumption is substantially lower than a decade ago and that WIC children are less likely to consume sugar-sweetened beverages than other low-income children in Los Angeles County.