Additional Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers for Pregnant WIC Clients: An Equity-Focused Strategy to Improve Food Security and Diet Quality (peer-reviewed)

Pregnant people from some racial/ethnic minority groups and with low household income in the US are at a disproportionately high risk of poor birth outcomes, including preterm birth (<37 weeks gestation), compared to those who are white, not Hispanic or Asian, and to those with higher household income. In 2019, the national preterm birth rate was 10.2%, compared with a rate of 14.4%  for non-Hispanic Black mothers. The pre-term birth rate among non-Hispanic Black mothers is about 40% higher than the national average and more than 50% higher when compared with the pre-term birth rates of Asian (8.7%) and white (9.3%) mothers.

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