WIC UPC spotlight
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Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Acts on Feedback, Requests Public Input on the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) Database

USDA’s WIC program is a critical resource in ensuring a strong nutritional foundation for participants. Today, USDA is taking a step to gather additional information on ways to improve and maximize usage of a key tool we provide our state partners through the release of a Request for Information on the WIC National Universal Product Code Database. 

USDA Releases SNAP Payment Error Rate for 2018
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Notice to Stakeholders: FNS Updates SNAP Keys to Payment Accuracy

Reflecting the responsibility that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) shares with state SNAP agencies to operate the program with integrity, today the agency released an updated edition of its Keys to Payment Accuracy information resources

TEFAP Rule Change
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Notice to Stakeholders: New Rule to Enhance Customer Service and Link Farms to Food Banks in TEFAP

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost through food banks and pantries. In recent years, a number of states have recognized the value of supporting donations from local farmers to their food bank networks – commonly known as Farm to Food Bank Projects.  

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Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Awards Tufts $8.5M to Foster Telehealth Tech for WIC Moms

Technological advances are streamlining industries across the globe. To make use of these innovations for program participants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the award of an $8.5 million cooperative agreement with Tufts University to test and evaluate the use of telehealth innovations in delivery of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

FNS 50th Anniversary
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Notice to Stakeholders: FNS 50th Anniversary – A Renewed Commitment to Our Future

On August 8, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service celebrated 50 remarkable years of service dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through our nation’s vital nutrition programs.  It was a special moment to reflect on how these valuable programs, and the laws that authorize and shape them, have grown and evolved to meet changing food and nutrition needs, always with an eye to good stewardship.

The Communications Division coordinates public and media communications for the USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services mission area. For media inquiries, please contact FNSpress@usda.gov or 703-305-2281.