Resource | Policy Memos | 2009-1
Clarification on Use of the WIC Acronym and Logo

This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), WIC Program – Use of WIC Acronym and Logo.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2008-4
WIC Nutrition Services Documentation

This policy memorandum identifies the purpose, necessary elements and outcomes for nutrition services documentation in the WIC Program.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Diet Quality of American Young Children by WIC Participation Status: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004

This study uses the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine the diets of children who received Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits. The report compares the diets of WIC-participant children to the diets of income-eligible nonparticipant children and higher income children who were not eligible for WIC benefits. The study was not designed to measure or attribute an effect of WIC participation on diet quality, individual food choices, or health outcomes. It should be noted that in December 2007, USDA modified the content of the WIC food packages consistent with recommendations of the Institute of Medicine. This study examines the diets of children prior to implementation of the changes and will serve as a reference for comparison with future studies conducted after adoption of the new food packages.

Resource | Technical Assistance
The Integrity Profile (TIP) User Guide

The Integrity Profile (TIP) User Guide Cover and Table of Contents

Resource | Rule
WIC Miscellaneous Vendor-Related Provisions

This final rule amends the regulations governing the WIC Program to clarify issues that have arisen subsequent to the publication of the WIC Food Delivery Systems Final Rule on December 29, 2000, and to strengthen further the requirements for State vendor management and infant formula cost-containment systems.

Resource | Rule
Revisions in the WIC Food Packages; Delay of Implementation Date

This document delays from August 5, 2009 until October 1, 2009 the implementation date of the interim final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages, which was published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2007, 72 FR 68966, and became effective on February 4, 2008.

Resource | Rule
Interim Final Rule: Implementation of Nondiscretionary WIC Certification and General Administrative Provisions

This interim final rule amends the regulations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) by implementing most of the nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 that address participant certification and general program administration in the WIC Program.

Resource | Rule
Revisions in the WIC Food Packages; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule announces approval of the information collection requirements (ICR) associated with Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages published on December 6, 2007.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2007-2a
Guidance--State Agency Model (SAM) Systems Transfer Requirements

In March 2007, WIC State agencies and Regional Offices received a memorandum that provided guidance on the process for State Agency Model (SAM) transfers. It has come to our attention that there is some confusion as to what is required to justify adoption of a non-SAM system.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2008-1
WIC Program Explanation for Participants

The policy regarding the WIC Program explanation is being updated to align more effectively with the participant-centered, positive approach emphasized in the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) initiative.