Resource | Research | Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Intervention Design Study

WIC encourages breastfeeding as the best source of infant nutrition and currently earmarks funds for breastfeeding promotion and support activities. However, while a great deal of breastfeeding promotion and support is happening in WIC at both the state and local levels, there has been no systematic effort to evaluate what might work best in the WIC setting. Within this context, the Food and Nutrition Service contracted with Abt Associates Inc. for a breastfeeding intervention design study with the following goals: Identify interventions to increase the incidence, duration and intensity of breastfeeding among women participating in WIC; and Design an evaluation plan to examine the implementation and effectiveness of these interventions.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages

This report is the first step in the developing recommendations for revision to the WIC food packages. It reviews the nutritional needs and assesses the dietary adequacy of the WIC target population and proposes priority nutrients and food groups and general nutrition recommendations for the WIC food packages. This is a report of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine (Food and Nutrition Board), published here by permission. It is also available on the Institute of Medicine website.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2004-4
Implementation of the Infant Formula Cost Containment Provisions of PL 108-265

This memorandum provides guidance on the implementation of the nondiscretionary infant formula cost containment provisions of PL 108-265, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, (Reauthorization Act) enacted on June 30, 2004

Resource | Policy Memos | 2004-2
Treatment of Medicare Prescription Drug Card and Related Transitional Assistance in WIC Income Eligibility Determinations

Authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), the prescription drug discount card provides Medicare beneficiaries with negotiated prices that should be lower than the regular price of prescription drugs.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2002-6, Rev 1
WIC Racial/Ethnic Data Collection

This policy memorandum provides guidance to State and local agencies on the WIC Racial/Ethnic Data Collection.

Resource | Instructions
Nutrition Education: USDA Provides Services through Multiple Programs, but Stronger Linkages among Efforts Are Needed

GAO Report to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry U.S. Senate on Nutrition Education: USDA Provides Services through Multiple Programs, but Stronger Linkages among Efforts Are Needed

Resource | Notice
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

The Department announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program).