This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to provide that hematological tests for anemia no longer be a mandatory part of each WIC applicant's certification intake process, so long as at least one nutrition risk factor is present for the applicant.
Final Rule: Implementation of WIC Mandates of PL 103-448, the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 and PL 103- 227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994
This final rule amends regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to incorporate certain nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, enacted on Nov. 2, 1994, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, enacted on Aug. 31, 1994, the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990, enacted on Oct. 24, 1990, and the Personal Work Responsibility and Reconciliation Act of 1996, enacted on Aug. 22, 1996.
Proposed Rule: SFSP Meal Service During the School Year, Paperwork Reduction, and Targeted State Monitoring
This rulemaking proposes a change to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which was mandated by the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994. The change allows SFSP meal service to be provided at non-school sites to children who are not in school due to unanticipated school closures during the months of October through April caused by a natural disaster, building repair, court order, or similar occurrence.
This rule proposes to revise both the food and the nutrition services and administration funding formulas to improve the effectiveness of WIC funds distribution now that WIC is in a relatively stable funding environment.
Proposed Rule: Requirements for and Evaluation of WIC Program Requests for Bids for Infant Formula Rebate Contracts
This proposed rule would require WIC state agencies to award infant formula rebate contracts based on the lowest net price, allowing highest gross rebate as a basis of award only when retail prices of the different brands of infant formula vary, on average, by 5 percent or less.
This action announces the effective and implementation dates for certain provisions in final regulations published June 2, 1997, Food Stamp Program: Quality Control Provisions of the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act.
FNS is proposing to revise Food Stamp Program regulations that cover the establishment and collection of food stamp recipient claims, including collections at the federal level.
This rule proposes to revise Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to state agencies’ ability to make adjustments to a recipient account in an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system, in order to correct a system error or an out-of-balance condition.
The National School Lunch Act requires that schools that are participating in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs claim reimbursements only for lunches or breakfasts which meet the nutrition standards of the National School Lunch Act, including compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The purpose of this proposed rule is to implement the Food Stamp Program retailer provisions included in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, as well as the retailer provision included in the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act.