Resource | Webinars/Videos
Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaint Process Part One

This is Part One of a three-part webinar series that explains the USDA Foods Complaint Process. In this December 11, 2015, webinar, Andre Orange and Tony Wilkins of the Food Distribution Division provide an overview of the USDA Foods complaint process.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0047
Increase in the Cash Value Voucher for Pregnant, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding Women

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify WIC State agencies that the monthly value of the cash value voucher (CVV) for fruits and vegetables for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women will increase from $10 to $11 beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2016 on October 1, 2015.

2015-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0044
Medicaid Primary Payer for Exempt Infant Formulas and Medical Foods

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the WIC regulatory requirement at 7 CFR 246.10(e)(3)(vi) that WIC State agencies must coordinate with the State Medicaid Program for the provision of exempt infant formulas and medical foods (i.e. WIC-eligible nutritionals, as defined by 7 CFR 246.2).

2015-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0042
Promising Practices in WIC Food Cost Containment

This policy memorandum is being issued in response to the Fiscal Year 2013 audit by USDA’s Office of Inspector General, state agencies’ Food Costs for the Food and Nutrition Service’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Audit #27004-0001-22).

WIC 2015-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0051
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for WIC State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) materials.

2016-2
Resource | Fact Sheets
WIC Fact Sheet

WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. This mission is carried out by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0065
Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares newly developed resources intended to promote reporting efficiency. The attached “Reporting Timeline” and “Reporting Table” were developed to assist with tracking the diverse reports required to be submitted by State agencies to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) throughout the fiscal year.

SP 21-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0059
FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report: New Submission Date and Reporting Template

Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by FNS.

SP10-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0064
Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements

Section 206 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by adding paragraph (q) on nonprogram foods. This amendment established requirements related to the revenue from the sale of nonprogram foods. 

SP 20-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0025
Updated Title I Guidance for Schools Electing Community Eligibility

One important goal of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is to ensure that children have access to the nutrition they need to grow into healthy adults.

SP35-2015