Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0059
Separation of Duties

It is critical for WIC state agencies to recognize that in order to maintain the integrity of the WIC Program, adequate safeguards must be in place to prevent fraud and abuse.  Therefore, WPM 2016-5, Separation of Duties, provides additional clarification on this issue.

2016-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0055
Verification of Certification

This memorandum provides guidance for all state agencies administering the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) related to the issuance, acceptance, and confirmation of Verification of Certification when a WIC participant moves from one service delivery area to another, particularly in the case of participants that move from one state to another.

WIC 2016-4
Resource | Research | National Academy of Sciences/IOM
Review of WIC Food Packages: Proposed Framework for Revisions

The phase I interim report, is the second of three reports. The first report, the Evaluation of White Potatoes in the Cash Value Voucher: Letter Report, recommended allowing white potatoes for purchase with the cash value voucher. This second report presents the evidence, analyses, and framework that will be applied to develop the final report (phase II), which will include recommendations for potential modifications to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages.

Resource | Research | Nutrition Education
WIC Nutrition Education Study: Phase I Report

The WIC Nutrition Education Study (NEST) provides detailed information on WIC nutrition education services and includes the following two phases:
-- Phase I: Comprehensive nationally representative description of WIC nutrition education processes and features.
-- Phase II: Pilot study of the impact of WIC nutrition education on nutrition and other behaviors in six WIC sites.
This report presents the Phase I results of the study.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Immunization Screening and Referral in WIC

Immunizing children against certain diseases is one important way to help them stay healthy. WIC’s mission is to be a partner with other services that are important to childhood and family well-being, such as immunizations. As an adjunct to services that provide immunizations, the WIC Program’s role is to find out about a child’s need for immunizations and share that information with parents, including where to get a child immunized.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2014: Food Package Report

This report is a supplement to the WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2014 biennial report. It describes the content of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages for packages or prescriptions issued to WIC participants in April 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0096
Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures: Revised

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the CSFP, the FDPIR, and TEFAP.

FD-093
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program White Paper

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides cash reimbursement and USDA Foods for support of school meals.  This White Paper explains the role of USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program.  

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Generic Clearance to Conduct Formative Research for Development of Nutrition Education and Promotion Materials and Related Tools for FNS Population Groups

This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS' goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Program Regulations

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection to add the submittal of Authorized Product Lists in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) into the collection.