WIC Program— Use of WIC Acronym and Logo
This memorandum provides guidance concerning allowable FMNP cost that may be covered with Federal WIC funds.
This rulemaking proposes to revise regulations governing the WIC food packages to align them with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and reflect recommendations made by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in its 2017 report, “Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice. while promoting nutrition security and equity and taking into account program administration considerations.
FNS is committed to supporting WIC state agencies that are pursuing online ordering and online transactions. Bringing these shopping innovations to our participants is expected to improve the WIC shopping experience, increase equity in the program by allowing participants to shop like all other shoppers, and increase WIC benefit redemptions.
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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, restricts participation in most food assistance· programs based on citizenship and alien status. WIC is specifically exempted from these restrictions, however, states have the option to limit participation to citizens and qualified aliens.
USDA is strengthening and modernizing WIC to connect more eligible families with benefits and provide them the best experience throughout their time in the program.