Meeting and conference call notes from the FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group.
In appreciation of breastfeeding mothers and of all the dedicated volunteers, professionals, communities, and organizations who support their efforts, I, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, do hereby proclaim August 1-7, 2019, as National WIC Breastfeeding Week.
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program - Puerto Rico
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program – American Samoa (NAP)
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program - Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (NAP)
The purpose of the FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group is to review the FDPIR food package on an ongoing basis, with the goal of revising it to better meet the nutritional needs and food preferences of program participants without significantly increasing overall food package costs.
History of the Summer Food Service Program from 1968 - 2010.
1939 – The First Food Stamp Program
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 authorized the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pilot in 4 states and 1 Indian Tribal Organization (Zuni, New Mexico). The purpose of the pilot was to determine the best practices for increasing fruit (both fresh and dried) and fresh vegetable consumption in schools.
On June 4, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), which permanently authorized the National School Lunch Program. The legislation was passed in response to concerns that “many American men had been rejected for World War II military service because of diet-related health problems.” Its purpose was to provide a market for agricultural production and to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s youth.