Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0003
Eligibility of White Potatoes for Purchase with the Cash-Value Voucher

This policy memorandum provides guidance on implementing the provisions that requires state agencies to include white potatoes as an eligible purchase with the WIC cash-value voucher.

WPM 2015-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0075
Protecting WIC Participant Confidentiality Within CDC Screening Protocols

This policy memorandum provides guidance for the protection of WIC applicants' and participants' confidential information, as required in the federal WIC regulations, while complying with screening protocols as recommended by the CDC to manage public health risks. 

2015-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0008
Vendor Management: Incentive Items, Vendor Discounts and Coupons

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide comprehensive guidance to WIC state agencies regarding WIC-authorized vendors’ in-store promotions.

2014-3
Resource | Research
National and State-Level Estimates of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Eligibles and Program Reach, 2011

This report offers updated estimates of the number of people eligible for WIC benefits in 2011, including (1) estimates by participant category (including children by single year of age) and coverage rates; (2) updated estimates in U.S. territories; and (3) confidence intervals. The national estimates presented in this report are based on a methodology developed in 2003 by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council (CNSTAT).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0016
Reporting Permanently Disqualified WIC-Only/Authorized Store Owners to the System for Award Management (SAM)

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform WIC state agencies of a new requirement to notify FNS when they permanently disqualify a WIC-only authorized store owner.

2014-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0021
WIC Food Package Rule: Implementation of Lowfat (1 percent) and Nonfat Milks Provision

This memorandum clarifies effective and implementation dates for the lowfat (1 percent) and nonfat milks provision and expectations related to implementation.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2014-6
Resource | Books
TN Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
The WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012: Food Package Report

The WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012: Food Package Report is a supplement to the WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012 biennial report. The Food Package Report describes the content of WIC food packages based on information on the packages or prescriptions issued to WIC participants in April 2012. This report is a new report and should be of interest to researchers at USDA, academics, and others who study or have interest in the WIC program and nutrition.

Resource | Report
Senior and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Map

Senior and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Map as of April 29, 2014.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

The WIC food packages provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk. WIC food packages and nutrition education are the chief means by which WIC affects the dietary quality and habits of participants.