Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Miscellaneous Provisions

This final rule amends a number of existing provisions in the WIC program regulations to address issues raised by WIC state agencies, other members of the WIC community, and the US Government Accountability Office. This final rule also incorporates recent legislation and certain longstanding program policies and state agency practices into the regulations. Further, the final rule also streamlines certain requirements in the regulations.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This document makes corrections to a proposed rule document 06-6627 beginning on page 44784 in the issue of  Aug. 7, 2006.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: State Administrative Expense Funds

This rule implements a provision of the Act that increases the minimum State Administrative Expense grant for each state administering the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program from $100,000 to $200,000 a year, adjusted by an index beginning in FY 2009.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This proposed rule would revise regulations governing the WIC food packages to align the WIC food packages with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and current infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, better promote and support the establishment of successful long-term breastfeeding, provide WIC participants with a wider variety of food, provide WIC state agencies with greater flexibility in prescribing food packages to accommodate participants with cultural food preferences, and serve participants with certain qualifying conditions under one food package to facilitate efficient management of medically fragile participants.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Discretionary WIC Vendor Provisions in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, PL 108-265

This rule proposes to amend regulations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children by adding three requirements mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 concerning retail vendors authorized by WIC state agencies to provide supplemental food to WIC participants in exchange for WIC food instruments.

Resource | Notices
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2006-2007)

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0018
WPM #2006-5: Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment-WIC Nutrition Assessment Policy

The VENA Guidance is intended to guide WIC state agencies in developing policies and procedures related to all aspects of nutrition assessment.

WIC 2006-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0017
Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule Clarification

This policy memorandum updates the guidance provided in Final WIC Policy Memorandum #2006-4, regarding the implementation of the WIC Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 29, 2005.

WIC 2006-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0003
WPM #2006-4: Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule

This policy memorandum supplements the guidance provided to state agencies on Jan. 4, 2006, regarding the significance of the Temporary Restraining Order issued on Dec. 29, 2005, by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, for the implementation of the WIC Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 29, 2005.

WIC 2006-4
Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Bloodwork Requirements

This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to provide that hematological tests for anemia no longer be a mandatory part of each WIC applicant's certification intake process, so long as at least one nutrition risk factor is present for the applicant.