This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, WIC Program – Use of WIC acronym and logo.
This policy memorandum identifies the purpose, necessary elements and outcomes for nutrition services documentation in the WIC program.
In March 2007, WIC state agencies and Regional Offices received a memorandum that provided guidance on the process for State Agency Model (SAM) transfers. It has come to our attention that there is some confusion as to what is required to justify adoption of a non-SAM system.
The policy regarding the WIC program explanation is being updated to align more effectively with the participant-centered, positive approach emphasized in the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment initiative.