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For five decades, David Paige has fought to radically improve children’s nutrition in the U.S.—and amassed tangible evidence of the journey.
Hunger was a national health problem. After seeing low birthweight infants and undergrown children at a Cherry Hill clinic, David Paige, MD, MPH ’69, researched the health benefits of supplementing infant diets. His work led to the Iron Fortified Infant Formula Program and then a Maryland voucher program that served as the model for the Women, Infants and Children program. Today, WIC is the third-largest federal nutritional assistance program, after food stamps and school lunches.