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Part 246—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

Last Modified: 08/12/2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agri- culture shall carry out the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Pro- gram). Section 17 of the Child Nutri- tion Act of 1966, as amended, states in part that the Congress finds that sub- stantial numbers of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children from fami- lies with inadequate income are at spe- cial risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inad- equate nutrition or health care, or both.