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New Packaging Scheme for WIC Reduces Obesity in Children

Obesity is a huge problem that affects our modern world. It is important to deal with obesity due to the fact that it causes many different issues in terms of the health of humans. Obesity can lead to many different diseases that might end in strokes or even death. Hence, different methods and approaches should be taken to help spread awareness of the negative side of obesity and prevent it from being too common on our planet.

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the Tulane University the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE WIC were able to detect a change that affected the obesity rates and lowered them for children. According to the study, the new packing scheme held by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in 2009 was actually a strong factor in reducing the risk of children getting obese.

The study was led by an assistant professor of nutrition at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine called Pi Chaparro, who published the results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He commented on his obtained results saying, “Our study shows that improving nutrition quality made a measurable impact in lowering obesity risk for children receiving the new food package compared to those receiving the old. Our results suggest that changes in children’s diet early in life could have a positive effect on their growth and reduce obesity risk, which could be informative for policymakers considering further improvements to the WIC program.”