Women, infants and children (WIC) program participants

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Definitions: This indicator represents persons who are eligible for and receive a food voucher and nutrition education contract through the WIC Program. To be eligible for WIC, low-income women, infants, and children must be found to be at nutritional risk for medical or dietary reasons. WIC is a prevention program targeted to provide nutrition education, nutritious food, and access to health care. WIC is not an entitlement program.

Data Source: North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, WIC Program.

Footnotes: GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect participant's place of residence. DATE - Fiscal Year (FY) (July 1 - June 30). LIMITATIONS - While the North Dakota WIC data cover the Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain reservations as well as the Trenton Indian Service Area, data for Fort Berthold and Standing Rock reservations are not included in the state WIC numbers. NOTE - Due to a new reporting procedure by the WIC Program, FY 2006 data are not directly comparable to previous years’ numbers. In addition, 2007 data are not available for North Dakota counties. For confidentiality reasons, FY 2008 data for Slope County are included in the Bowman County number.