We are modernizing WIC!
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USDA is investing in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) to:
- reach more eligible families,
- keep families in WIC until they are no longer eligible,
- encourage families to redeem more of their food benefits, and
- advance equity.
USDA thoughtfully crafted a plan, informed by stakeholder feedback, to make significant strides in modernizing both WIC and FMNP. Learn more about USDA's initiatives below.
Our Initiatives- Meeting Today's Families Where They Are
In modernizing WIC, there's a focus on connecting more eligible families to WIC and strengthening service delivery to support better maternal and child health outcomes, with a focus on addressing disparities in program delivery.
We are investing in technology in every step of WIC - applying for the program, interacting with staff, getting benefits, accessing nutrition education, and shopping. Equity and access for underserved communities, particularly for immigrant, Tribal, and minority communities, is a priority of the modernization effort.
Learn more about the priorities by clicking on the icons below.
Flexibilities to Support Outreach, Innovation, and Modernization
Through ARPA, USDA received waiver authority to support WIC and FMNP outreach, innovation, and modernization.
Page updated: October 18, 2023