Public Meeting to Provide Comments of the Evaluation of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria
Notice is hereby given that the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM), through its Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), will conduct the first of two public meetings to obtain additional perspectives about the scientific base for the nutrition risk criteria used in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Eligibility for WIC is based in part on nutrition risk. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the NAS is reviewing the scientific base for nutrition risk criteria used in WIC. At the end of the 30-month study, NAS will publish a report and provide copies to FNS containing its conclusions.