Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012

This report is a census of women, infants, and children who were participating in the WIC program in April, 2012. The report includes information on participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, and estimates breastfeeding initiation rates for WIC infants.

Resource | Research
2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

This study is part of a larger FNS effort to ensure WIC program integrity and to comply with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) (Public Law 107-300), which requires FNS to estimate improper payments (IP) in its programs.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Food Package Cost Report, FY 2010

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) distributes Federal grants to State agencies for providing supplemental foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and health care and social service referrals to nutritionally at-risk, low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and nonbreastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. The Federal costs of WIC in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 totaled $6.7 billion, $4.6 billion of which were food costs. Food costs averaged $41.44 per month per participant. This report estimates the average monthly food costs for each of 5 WIC participant subgroups and estimates total dollars spent on 17 major categories of WIC-eligible foods in FY 2010. The participant and food level costs in this report are USDA’s first estimates since implementation of the 2009 WIC food package changes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0032
Income Eligibility Guidance

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide clarification regarding the income eligibility determination and documentation requirements necessary for participation in WIC.

WIC 2013-3
Resource | Technical Assistance
Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Implementation of the EBT-Related Provisions of PL 111-296

This proposed rule would revise regulations governing the WIC Program, incorporating the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0010
Offsetting Federal Claims against WIC State Agencies

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify that the presence of State appropriated funding in the operation of the WIC Program does affect the manner in which Federal claims against WIC state agencies may be satisfied.

2013-1
Resource | Research | Participation Rates
National and State - Level Estimates of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Eligibles and Program Reach, 2010

This report offers updated estimates of the population that met these criteria and was eligible for WIC benefits in 2010. This report includes (1) estimates of the number of eligibles (including children by single year of age) and coverage rates; (2) updated estimates in U.S. territories; and (3) confidence intervals.