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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Former WIC Food Package

Last Modified: 12/13/2013

The following materials represent information about the WIC food packages prior to the 10/01/09 implementation of new regulations.  Click here for information about the new food packages.

On December 6, 2007, an interim rule revising the WIC food packages was published in the Federal Register. The WIC food packages are changing to better meet the nutritional needs of WIC participants. The new food packages align with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. WIC foods are intended to "supplement" participants’ food intake and should be consumed along with other wholesome foods needed for a balanced diet.

The changes will be phased in between February 2008 and August 2009 by WIC State agencies.  State agencies will determine their specific implementation timeframe of the new food packages based on the State assessment of changes required to its management information system, the training needs of staff, vendors and participants, and development of a new State food list.

Manufacturer’s Frequently Asked Questions

The following materials represent information about the WIC food packages prior to the 10/01/09 implementation of new regulations.  Click here for information about the new food packages.

The following materials represent information about the WIC food packages prior to the 10/01/09 implementation of new regulations.  Click here for information about the new food packages.

Frequently Asked WIC Food Package Questions

General Questions

Infant Formula Questions

Milk Questions

Juice Questions