Resource | Posters
MyPlate for Kids: Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables Poster

This poster shows how to make a student’s tray and/or plate half fruits and vegetables at school, eating out, and at home. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find this poster helps students visually understand how to make half their plate fruits and vegetables.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women Infants, and Children (WIC) Eligibles and Coverage-2000 to 2009: National and State-Level Estimates of the Population of Women, Infants and Children Eligibles for WIC Benefits

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services to nutritionally at-risk low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children through age 4. This report offers updated estimates of the population that met these criteria and was eligible for WIC benefits in each of the years 2000 through 2009. This report includes some new estimates not included in previous reports: (1) estimates of the number of eligibles and coverage rates by State; (2) updated estimates in U.S. territories; (3) confidence intervals; and (4) estimates of eligible children by single year of age.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2010

WIC Participant and Program Characteristics (PC 2010) summarizes the demographic characteristics of participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children nationwide in April 2010. It includes information on participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, estimates breastfeeding initiation rates for WIC infants, and describes WIC members of migrant farm-worker families.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program State Implementation Progress, School Year 2010-2011 Report to Congress

This report responds to the requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Under direct certification, children are determined eligible for free school meals without the need for household applications by using data from other means-tested programs. 

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Early Implementation of Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children

Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer For Children:Early Experiences through June 2011 of the Proof-of-Concept Year Contract #: AG-3198-C-11-0002

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
RFA Q&A for Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC)

Fiscal Year 2012 Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC)
(SNAP and WIC Models) Request for Application (RFA) Questions and Answers

Resource | Research
Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC)

Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Model

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background
2010 SEBTC Request for Proposal

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Contract Management Division (CMD) on behalf of the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA), announces this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the attached Performance Work Statement

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Solicitation for State Agencies: Summer 2010 Demonstration Projects

These demonstration projects are being conducted under the authority and funding provided by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010. The Appropriations Act authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to use $85 million to develop and test alternative methods of providing access to food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer months, when schools are not in regular session.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
WIC Food Packages Policy Options

This study describes some of the choices state agencies made as they exercised the flexibility offered during the implementation and describes the resulting food packages.