Resource | Nutrition Education
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

Maximizing the Message presents a set of 16 audience-tested nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes), and implementation guidance describing how to use the messages in federal nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0066
Clarification on Use of the WIC Acronym and Logo

This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, WIC Program – Use of WIC acronym and logo.

WIC 2009-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0029
WIC Nutrition Services Documentation

This policy memorandum identifies the purpose, necessary elements and outcomes for nutrition services documentation in the WIC program.

WIC 2008-4
Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Diet Quality of American Young Children by WIC Participation Status: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004

This study uses the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine the diets of children who received Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits. The report compares the diets of WIC-participant children to the diets of income-eligible nonparticipant children and higher income children who were not eligible for WIC benefits. The study was not designed to measure or attribute an effect of WIC participation on diet quality, individual food choices, or health outcomes. It should be noted that in December 2007, USDA modified the content of the WIC food packages consistent with recommendations of the Institute of Medicine. This study examines the diets of children prior to implementation of the changes and will serve as a reference for comparison with future studies conducted after adoption of the new food packages.

Resource | Legislation
Section 32 of PL 320 and Related Laws

[As Amended Through PL 110–246, Effective May 22, 2008] 
   PART A—General
   PART B—Purposes of Commodity Distributions
   PART C—Specific Commodities

PL 320
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Miscellaneous Vendor-Related Provisions

This final rule amends the regulations governing the WIC program to clarify issues that have arisen subsequent to the publication of the WIC Food Delivery Systems Final Rule on Dec. 29, 2000, and to strengthen further the requirements for state vendor management and infant formula cost-containment systems.

Resource | Grants
2008 Team Nutrition Training Grants

State Agency Proposal Summaries

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages - Delay of Implementation Date

This document delays from Aug. 5, 2009 until Oct. 1, 2009 the implementation date of the interim final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages, which was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 6, 2007, 72 FR 68966, and became effective on Feb. 4, 2008.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: Implementation of Nondiscretionary WIC Certification and General Administrative Provisions

This interim final rule amends the regulations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Childrenby implementing most of the nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 that address participant certification and general program administration in the WIC program.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule announces approval of the information collection requirements (ICR) associated with Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages published on December 6, 2007.