Data for the WIC MICAs are acquired from the WIC Certification data set. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program which was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1972. WIC's main purposes are to provide food supplements, nutritional risk assessments, nutrition education, and health and social services referrals to pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who have low- to moderate-income (less than 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level). To find out more information on WIC go to: health.mo.gov/living/families/wic.
The data utilized to develop the WIC MICAs is acquired differently than that which is presented by CDC in the Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) reports and the Pregnancy Nutritional Surveillance System (PNSS) reports so numbers and percents will not be the same.