Resource | Nutrition Education
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

Maximizing the Message presents a set of 16 audience-tested nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes), and implementation guidance describing how to use the messages in federal nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0066
Clarification on Use of the WIC Acronym and Logo

This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, WIC Program – Use of WIC acronym and logo.

WIC 2009-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0050
30-Day Carryover and Delayed Implementation for Provision 2

This memorandum is to clarify the relationship between delayed implementation of Provision 2 and use of a child’s prior year’s eligibility status for the first 30 operating days in the new school year (“carryover”).

SP37-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0032
Cooperation with Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate Audits

We have been asked to address the appropriateness of providing information to contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.

SP29-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0029
WIC Nutrition Services Documentation

This policy memorandum identifies the purpose, necessary elements and outcomes for nutrition services documentation in the WIC program.

WIC 2008-4
Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Diet Quality of American Young Children by WIC Participation Status: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004

This study uses the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine the diets of children who received Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits. The report compares the diets of WIC-participant children to the diets of income-eligible nonparticipant children and higher income children who were not eligible for WIC benefits. The study was not designed to measure or attribute an effect of WIC participation on diet quality, individual food choices, or health outcomes. It should be noted that in December 2007, USDA modified the content of the WIC food packages consistent with recommendations of the Institute of Medicine. This study examines the diets of children prior to implementation of the changes and will serve as a reference for comparison with future studies conducted after adoption of the new food packages.

Resource | Legislation
Section 32 of PL 320 and Related Laws

[As Amended Through PL 110–246, Effective May 22, 2008] 
   PART A—General
   PART B—Purposes of Commodity Distributions
   PART C—Specific Commodities

PL 320
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0025
Prototype Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates and Credits to School Food Authorities

In response to several requests and to assist SAs and SFAs in their compliance efforts, we are providing the following prototype contract language requiring the return of purchase incentives to SFAs.

SP21-2008
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Miscellaneous Vendor-Related Provisions

This final rule amends the regulations governing the WIC program to clarify issues that have arisen subsequent to the publication of the WIC Food Delivery Systems Final Rule on Dec. 29, 2000, and to strengthen further the requirements for state vendor management and infant formula cost-containment systems.

Resource | Notices
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2008-2009)

The Department announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the WIC program. These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC regulations.