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 | 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 (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages was published on March 4, 2014. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on April 14, 2014. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-6
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.

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 | Final Rule
Correction: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This document is a correction of an document that was published on 03/04/2014.

Resource | Rules
Correction: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

On pages 12295-12296, in § 246.10(e)(9), Table 3 is corrected.

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

The WIC food packages provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk. WIC food packages and nutrition education are the chief means by which WIC affects the dietary quality and habits of participants.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-2
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 at 7 CFR 246.10(b) that authorized rounding to the next whole container of infant food (infant cereal, fruits, vegetables, and meat).

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-1A
Clarification on Medical Documentation for Infant Formula Issued in Food Packages I and II

This policy memorandum is an addendum to WIC Policy Memorandum #2014-1, Changes to Abbott Infant Formula Product Line, issued on December 4, 2013. Several WIC State agencies have requested clarification on the medical documentation requirements for infant formula issued in Food Packages I and II. Therefore, this policy memorandum provides the requested clarification.