Resource | Research
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Study Final Implementation Report

Breastfeeding promotion and support is a central tenet of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The Loving Support Peer Counseling Program is an initiative designed to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates for WIC participants, as well as to increase community support for WIC participants who breastfeed.

Resource | Research | Breastfeeding
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Study Final Implementation Report

This study provides a comprehensive and systematic picture of the implementation of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program. Phase I, the Implementation Study, describes the process of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program implementation in those States that accepted breastfeeding peer counseling grants. Phase II, the Impact Study, will address the research question of what intensity of peer counseling is necessary to increase duration of breastfeeding once the program has met the standards of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) model.

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Final Rule: WIC Vendor Cost Containment

This rule makes administrative corrections to a final rule published in the Federal Register on Oct. 8, 2009, entitled "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Vendor Cost Containment.''

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2008

WIC Participant and Program Characteristics (PC2008) summarizes the demographic characteristics of Women, Infants and Children participants nationwide in April 2008, along with information on participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, a national estimate of breastfeeding initiation for WIC infants, and a description of WIC members of migrant farmworker families. PC2008 is the most recent in a series of reports that have been generated from WIC State management information systems biennially since 1992.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Bloodwork Requirements

This final rule amends regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to allow state agencies the option to defer the collection of blood test data for up to 90 days after the date of certification, so long as the applicant is determined to have at least one qualifying nutrition risk factor at the time of certification. 

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Final Rule: WIC Non-Discretionary Funding Provisions of the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998

This final rule incorporates into the WIC program regulations numerous non-discretionary funding provisions mandated in the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998. 

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Final Rule: WIC Food and Nutrition Services and Administration Funding Formulas Rule

This final rule, published Oct. 21, 1999 in the Federal Register, amends both the food and the nutrition services and administration (NSA) funding formulas to improve the effectiveness of WIC funds distribution now that WIC is in a relatively stable funding environment.

Resource | Research | Promoting Healthy Eating
WIC and Head Start: Partners in Promoting Health and Nutrition for Young Children and Families

The WIC and Head Start programs share common goals. Both programs strive to promote positive health and nutrition status for young families. Both programs provide young children and families with nutritious foods, health and nutrition education, and assistance in accessing on-going preventive health care. In many communities, WIC and Head Start serve the same families. By working together, programs have an opportunity to coordinate these services and maximize use of scarce resources (e.g., funding, staff, space). Working together can mean minimizing duplicative efforts on the part of families and staff; more opportunities for WIC and Head Start to benefit from each program’s strengths, expertise and best practices; and ultimately, more ways to make a positive impact on good health and nutrition for children and families.

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Medicaid Policies and Eligibility for WIC

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), asked Mathematica Policy Research to examine more closely Medicaid's role in adjunct eligible for WIC and do not have to show further proof of income to qualify.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Estimating the Number of People Eligible for WIC and the Full-Funding Participation Rate: A Review of the Issues

This report reviews recent approaches to estimating the numbers of persons eligible for and participating in WIC. It also describes issues concerning these estimates that may be worthy of review and synthesizes research on these issues.