Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Breastfeeding 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. Section 231 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, PL 111-296, requires that USDA establish a program to recognize WIC local agencies and clinics that demonstrate exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Coordinators

Contact information for WIC Nutrition Coordinators & Breastfeeding Coordinators.

Resource | Presentations
Loving Support Award of Excellence Awardees

Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) announces the Loving Support Award of Excellence program.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
WIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

Resource | Data
WIC Breastfeeding Data Local Agency Report

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), PL 111-296, established a new reporting requirement for the WIC Program. The Department of Agriculture is now mandated to compile and publish annually, breastfeeding performance measurements based on program participant data on the number of partially and fully breastfed infants for each WIC state and local agency.

Resource | Regulations
PART 246—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program). Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, states in part that the Congress finds that substantial numbers of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children from families with inadequate income are at special risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inadequate nutrition or health care, or both.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

Resource | Fact Sheets
WIC Fact Sheet

WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. This mission is carried out by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Como puede apoyar la lactancia en el CACFP

Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo los centros de cuidado infantil y los hogares de cuidado infantil que participan en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP) pueden apoyar la lactancia materna.  

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: How to Support Breastfeeding in CACFP

This webinar focuses on how child care centers and family child care homes that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program can support breastfeeding.