The Baby Act Trial research team conducts its first training session with representatives of the Puerto Rico Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
The research project, Baby Act Trial, is a community based trial that has been developed and will be implemented in collaboration with representatives from the Puerto Rico Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). In March, officials from the WIC program requested a presentation on the study plan to their providers prior to study implementation. A meeting with 205 WIC providers in attendance was conducted. The activity highlighted the contributions to be made by the nutritionists who are expected to provide services through the program at different levels. As part of the activities, the Baby Act Trial staff presented the study on-line platform, as well as, the screening and recruitment procedures to be used in the study. Members of the Baby Act Trial research team have already collaborated with the WIC program in the development of the webpage nutriwicpr.com, one their most recent resources to disseminate the educational component of the program. Key personnel of the Baby Act Trial also met at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus to discuss study progress. The Baby Act Trial is supported by NIMHD RCMI Grant U54-MD007600