to increase demand is to hold cooking demonstrations in corner stores, farmers’ markets, and other locations. Islas-Hooker noted that time pressures often prevent people from cooking, even in cultures that traditionally emphasize cooking.

  • Access to WIC data. The panelists were asked whether they thought community groups were aware of and had access to WIC data, which contain real-time BMI numbers. Bernard said her group began to share this information with community groups, but sensitivity is necessary, particularly with parents whose children are overweight. Mouet said it takes time to enable the community to have access to and understand the data.



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