The latest news & updates from L.A. County WIC Data
Welcome to the redesigned L.A. County WIC Data website! We are glad you are interested in learning more about WIC and WIC-participating families in L.A. County, and are excited to share our data with you.
The upcoming 2020 L.A. County WIC survey will help WIC and our community partners understand the current needs of participants and how we can help L.A. County families with young children thrive.
While the events of 2020 have brought international attention to the gross disparities in health outcomes in the United States related to racial-ethnic background, decades of evidence demonstrate that these disparities are neither new nor are they limited in scope. The LA County WIC Data Mining Partnership has captured health outcome data by racial-ethnic group…
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…
In 2017, 40.0% of Los Angeles County WIC households were considered food insecure (low or very low food security). In comparison, only 15.7% of all households with children throughout the United Sates were food insecure in 2017. While the percent of food insecure households in Los Angeles County has fallen since 2011, the rates are over two and a half times higher among lower income WIC participants in Los Angeles County.
Children served by WIC hav a long history of high levels of health care coverage, with only 5-7% of children on WIC without health care coverage over the past decade. This suggests that WIC and health care partners are well connected when it comes to covering young children in low-income families.