Empowering Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Recipients
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 33-37
Received: Apr. 1, 2019; Accepted: May 15, 2019; Published: Jun. 11, 2019
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Phoneshia Wells, Health Services Department, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, United States of America
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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal program available to expectant and post-partum women of low economic status. The WIC program provides education, nutritional supplements, and provides health and social referrals to recipients. The overall purpose of this study was to create a program that would inform, educate, and empower recipients so they could utilize the WIC EBT card to its full potential by obtaining all items covered and available to them. A descriptive, pre-experimental, one group pretest -posttest design was utilized. Additionally, the researcher administered survey questions to determine what challenges recipients experience, comfort level using the voucher, and other information pertinent to successful use of the WIC EBT card. Consequently, two 45 minutes educational sessions were provided to recipients regarding the approved foods with an emphasis regarding brands and sizes. Following the in-service classes, significant changes were noted in staff knowledge (n=8) regarding WIC approved items (95% confidence interval and a significant value of.029). This indicated there was a change in knowledge when comparing the number of correct responses selected on the pre-test to the correct responses selected on the post-test. After a thorough analysis, the investigator discovered that Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) recipients were comfortable utilizing their WIC EBT card; however, there was a need for additional education on the products covered by the WIC EBT card.
Keywords
Women, Infant, and Children (WIC), Recipients, WIC EBT Card
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Phoneshia Wells, Empowering Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Recipients, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 33-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20190501.16
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