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-2015-0051
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 | 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 for fruits and vegetables for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women will increase from $10 to $11 beginning in FY 2016 on Oct. 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 that WIC state agencies must coordinate with the state Medicaid program for the provision of exempt infant formulas and medical foods.

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.

WIC 2015-6
Resource | Worksheets
CACFP Promotional Flyer

Designed for state agencies and sponsoring organizations, this eye-catching flyer highlights some of the benefits of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Use it to help inform non-participating child care centers and family day care homes about CACFP.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Nate and Kate Stickers

Use these fun stickers to give a “high five” to kids for making a MyPlate meal that includes healthful food choices from each of the five food groups. This sticker features the MyPlate Nate and Kate characters from the Discover MyPlate lessons for kindergarten.

Resource | Books
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in CACFP

This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions: (1) What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care? (2) What do providers need to overcome these challenges? (3) What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?

Resource | Technical Assistance
Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This report includes findings from formative research undertaken to help USDA assist child care providers in following the nutrition, physical activity, and electronic media use recommendations outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Make Today a Try-Day in CACFP: Poster/Sticker Set

Encourage children in your child care program to try new foods with this colorful poster and fun 2” stickers!