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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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0071

Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

This policy memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons).

WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-1
Resource | Report

Senior and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Map

Senior and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Map as of April 29, 2014.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages; Approval of Information Collection Request

The rule titled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages was published on March 4, 2014. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements  on April 14, 2014. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0026

Criteria for Waiving the WIC Vendor Preauthorization Visit

This policy memorandum implements the vendor preauthorization provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014.

2014-7
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 | Rules

Correction: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This document is a correction appearing on pages 12273-12300 of a document that was published on 03/04/2014.

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).