September 15, 2003, FNS published an Advanced Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments on revisions to the food
packages offered through the WIC Program. The 90-day comment
period ended Dec. 15, 2003. In this ANPRM, the Department
solicited public comments on redesigning the food packages offered through
the WIC Program to determine if the WIC food
packages should be revised to better improve the nutritional intake,
health and development of participants and, if so, what specific changes
should be made to the food packages.
The Department enlisted independent technical experts via
the Institute of Medicineís Food and Nutrition Board to review available
science and comments submitted in response to this ANPRM, and to develop
recommendations on revising the WIC food packages for the Departmentís
consideration. The Department
used comments received through the ANPRM and the IOM recommendations to develop a
proposed rule to revise the WIC food
The complete Advanced Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking is available below in
both HTML and PDF.
Text Version of the Notice
PDF Version of the Notice
Public comments received during the comment period are provided here.
Individual comments may be viewed in PDF by clicking on the
individual links below. Posting the comments as received
does not imply endorsement or agreement with the contents on the
part of USDA. Some commentors requested that their
comments be excluded from public posting on the web; this list
excludes those comment letters.
The files are provided here in Adobe Acrobat format,
which requires the Acrobat Reader to open them. Click the
Acrobat Reader icon to download the free software.
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