Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0003
Eligibility of White Potatoes for Purchase with the Cash-Value Voucher

This policy memorandum provides guidance on implementing the provisions that requires state agencies to include white potatoes as an eligible purchase with the WIC cash-value voucher.

WPM 2015-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0075
Protecting WIC Participant Confidentiality Within CDC Screening Protocols

This policy memorandum provides guidance for the protection of WIC applicants' and participants' confidential information, as required in the federal WIC regulations, while complying with screening protocols as recommended by the CDC to manage public health risks. 

WIC Policy Memorandum 2015-2
Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
The WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012: Food Package Report

The WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012: Food Package Report is a supplement to the WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012 biennial report. The Food Package Report describes the content of WIC food packages based on information on the packages or prescriptions issued to WIC participants in April 2012. This report is a new report and should be of interest to researchers at USDA, academics, and others who study or have interest in the WIC program and nutrition.

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

Use this brochure to help your school earn extra money for different activities, events, and equipment that keep students excited and engaged. This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0021
WIC Food Package Rule: Implementation of Lowfat (1 percent) and Nonfat Milks Provision

This memorandum clarifies effective and implementation dates for the lowfat (1 percent) and nonfat milks provision and expectations related to implementation.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2014-6
Resource | Research
National and State-Level Estimates of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Eligibles and Program Reach, 2011

This report offers updated estimates of the number of people eligible for WIC benefits in 2011, including (1) estimates by participant category (including children by single year of age) and coverage rates; (2) updated estimates in U.S. territories; and (3) confidence intervals. The national estimates presented in this report are based on a methodology developed in 2003 by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council (CNSTAT).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0016
Reporting Permanently Disqualified WIC-Only/Authorized Store Owners to the System for Award Management (SAM)

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform WIC state agencies of a new requirement to notify FNS when they permanently disqualify a WIC-only authorized store owner.

2014-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0006
Issuance of Infant Food in the WIC Food Package

This memo responds to request from state agencies that administer WIC for clarification on the issuance option for infant foods in the WIC food packages, including the federal WIC requirement that authorized rounding to the next whole container of infant food (infant cereal, fruits, vegetables, and meat).

WIC Policy Memorandum 2014-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0008
Vendor Management: Incentive Items, Vendor Discounts and Coupons

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide comprehensive guidance to WIC state agencies regarding WIC-authorized vendors’ in-store promotions.

2014-3