Resource | Technical Assistance
Guidance

Below Documents and Page links that provide WIC Guidance.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Breastfeeding Award of Excellence

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for awarding local agencies for excellence in WIC breastfeeding services and support. Section 231 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, PL 111-296, requires that USDA establish a program to recognize WIC local agencies and clinics that demonstrate exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Coordinators

Contact information for WIC Nutrition Coordinators & Breastfeeding Coordinators.

Resource | Data
WIC Breastfeeding Data Local Agency Report

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), PL 111-296, established a new reporting requirement for the WIC Program. The Department of Agriculture is now mandated to compile and publish annually, breastfeeding performance measurements based on program participant data on the number of partially and fully breastfed infants for each WIC state and local agency.

Resource | Regulations
PART 246—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program). Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, states in part that the Congress finds that substantial numbers of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children from families with inadequate income are at special risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inadequate nutrition or health care, or both.

Resource | History
USDA Proclamation - National WIC Breastfeeding Week

In appreciation of breastfeeding mothers and of all the dedicated volunteers, professionals, communities, and organizations who support their efforts, I, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, do hereby proclaim August 1-7, 2019, as National WIC Breastfeeding Week.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0056
WIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

Resource | Fact Sheets
WIC Fact Sheet

WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. This mission is carried out by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National WIC Breastfeeding Week 2018 Proclamation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue proclaimed Aug. 1-7, 2018 as National WIC Breastfeeding Week. Each year, National WIC Breastfeeding Week is held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August to promote and support breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for a baby’s first year of life. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Fact Sheet

The FMNP is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, generally known as WIC. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education; including, breastfeeding promotion and support at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.