|March 23, 1993
|Revised/Reissued Policy Memorandum. 93-3A
|WIC's Role in Screening for Childhood Lead Poisoning
Supplemental Food Programs
Attached is the subject revised policy memorandum. As we advised in our recent cc mail message to you and March 3 conference call, the revision consists of the deletion of the Maryland and New Jersey nutrition pamphlets (formerly Exhibits 1, 2 and 3 to Attachment 1) . These pamphlets recommend reducing fat in the diet to fight lead poisoning. However, the Nutrition and Technical Services Division advising that recent conversations with experts on lead poisoning prevention indicate that information on dietary fat restriction for lead poisoning prevention is baaed on limited scientific data. The revision also includes some additional materials pertaining to lead ingestion from water (new Exhibits 3 and 4).
Please ensure that your WIC state directors receive this revised policy memorandum. We appreciate your assistance on this matter.
We are also providing a list of state lead contacts which the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recently sent to us. This information should be helpful to your WIC state directors in setting up referral systems.
ALBERTA C. FROST
Supplemental Food Programs Division
- Policy Memorandum 93-3A - WIC's Role in Screening for Childhood Lead Poisoning
- Attachment 1 - Background Information
- Exhibit 1 - CDC Recommendations Regarding Lead Poisoning from Powdered/Concentrated Infant Formula
- Exhibit 2 - Standby Statement of the Infant Formula Council
- Exhibit 3 - Letter to Raymond Koteras, American Academy of Pediatrics