Appendix C
WIC Program: Common Nutritional Risk Criteria

Group A

Closely Spaced Pregnancies

Hematocrit

Hemoglobin

High Parity

High Weight Gain

Low Age at Conception

Low Birthweight

Low Weight Gain

Obesity Percentile

Overweight

Short Percentile

Underweight

Underweight Percentile

Weight Loss During Pregnancy

Group B

Abnormal Weight Gain/Loss

Alcohol or Other Substance Abuse or Addicted Infant

Chronic Disorders

Excessive Dietary Intake



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--> Food Allergies/Intolerance History of Infectious Conditions HIV Positive Inadequate Dietary Intake Inappropriate Dietary Intake Long-term Intake of Medication with Known Drug-Nutrient Interaction Major Infections Conditions Metabolic Disorders Pica Preeclampsia/Eclampsia or History of Eclampsia Small for Gestational Age Year Post-Menarche Group C Caretaker Currently Drug/Alcohol Abuser, or Physically or Mentally Disabled Excessive Caffeine Inappropriate Feeding Behavior or Techniques Inadequate Facilities for Food Preparation or Storage Passive Smoking Young Caretaker (< 18 Years of Age) SOURCE: J. Hirschman, Food and Consumer Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, personal communication, 1993.