Resource | Handbooks
WIC Coordination Strategies Handbook
Resource | Proposed Rule
WIC Miscellaneous Provisions

This rulemaking would streamline the Federal requirements for financial and participation reporting by State agencies. In addition, it would clarify the rules on confidentiality of WIC information in order to strengthen coordination with organizations and private physicians, and to provide guidance to State agencies on responding to subpoenas and other court-ordered requests for confidential information.

Resource | Rule
WIC: Exclusion of Military Housing Payments

This final rule provides WIC State agencies the option to exclude payments to military personnel for privatized housing, whether on or off military installations.

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background
Barriers to Retention Among New York State Department of Health

The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to retention of infants and children on WIC; that is, to identify barriers that deter parents/caretakers from continuing to participate in WIC, despite the continued eligibility of their infant or child.

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
The Characteristics of Native American WIC Participants, On and Off Reservations

This report describes Native American participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) based on data collected by the biennial WIC Participant and Program Characteristics Studies in 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. The report presents information on the geographic distribution, demographic characteristics, health status, and public health concerns of low-income Native American women, infants, and children participating in the WIC Program on and off reservations; describes Native American Tribes and the role of tribal governments in administering WIC programs; compares the characteristics of Native American WIC enrollees with all WIC enrollees; and examines the health status of Native American WIC enrollees.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2002-5
WIC FMNP Cost Allocation

This memorandum provides guidance concerning allowable FMNP costs that may be covered with Federal WIC funds. It is intended to promote accuracy and uniformity in the application of allowable cost principles to decisions about FMNP related costs, as State agencies seek to maximize Federal funding.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2000

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The WIC Program provides a combination of direct nutritional supplementation, nutrition education and counseling, and increased access to health care and social service providers for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children up to the age of five years. WIC seeks to improve fetal development and reduce the incidence of low birthweight, short gestation, and anemia through intervention during the prenatal period. This publication is the seventh report in the series of studies on WIC participants and program characteristics.

Resource | Technical Assistance
WIC_EBT_Testing_Guidelines

This document is designed as a guide to assist the states as they plan, prepare for, and execute testing of their WIC EBT systems.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Dietary Risk Assessment in the WIC Program

This is a report of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine (Food and Nutrition Board), published here by permission. This report seeks to evaluate the use of various dietary assessment tools and to make recommendations for their use in identifying individuals who are at dietary risk.

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Adolescent WIC Participants Study

The Adolescent WIC Participants Study was a national survey of adolescent women enrolled in the WIC program and WIC clinic directors. Approximately 15 percent of the women served by the WIC program are adolescents. This study was designed to describe the characteristics of adolescent women in WIC, as well as to identify their special needs, such as nutrition education, referral to other agencies, and their satisfaction with the services they received. The Adolescent WIC Participants Study was the first national survey of pregnant teenagers and mothers served by the WIC program. Following a series of 24 focus groups with WIC adolescents and program staff to clarify the study issues, the study team conducted a multi-stage survey of 297 WIC clinic directors and 2,649 adolescents, 14 to 19 years of age, who visited WIC clinics during a 60-day period in the first half of 1997.