Resource | Policy Memos | 2017-2
State Agency Compliance with Split Tender Implementation Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide State agencies operating the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) with information regarding compliance with split tender transactions. 

Resource | Handbooks
Guide to Coordinating WIC Services During Disaster

This guidance contains information to help WIC State agencies plan for meeting the needs of WIC participants and potential, newly-eligible WIC applicants prior to and during a disaster response. It can also be used to plan for continued WIC operations during emergencies or other situations of distress. The information is designed to assist Headquarters and Regional Office staff, as well as WIC State and local agency staff in their development of an executable WIC disaster plan.

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP-III)

This collection is a new collection to conduct the Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP-III).

Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-5
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.

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - WIC Loving Support Award of Excellence

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for awarding local agencies for excellence in WIC breastfeeding services and support.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-4
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 (VOC) 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.

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 | Notices
Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys

 This is a new generic clearance that will allow the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to quickly collect and analyze specific information from State and local administrators of the Special Nutrition Programs (SNP), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. 

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

The WIC Nutrition Education Study provides detailed information on WIC nutrition education services and includes the following 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.
• Phase III: Design of a national evaluation study based on findings from the pilot study.

This report presents the Phase I results of the study. FNS plans to complete Phases II and III in fall 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-3
WIC 2016-2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2016-2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2016.