WIC Participation Rate in Maryland One of the Highest in the Nation

According to a report from the USDA, WIC served an estimated 63.5 percent of eligible women, infants, and young children in Maryland in 2014, compared to a 54.8 percent rate nationally. More than 141,000 low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children in Maryland received benefits, including food, nutrition education, health care referrals, and breastfeeding support. More…