This report provides an in-depth look at the tradeoff between participant access and program costs in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), synthesizing several studies […]
“Why Competitive Bidding Is Important To WIC Without competitive bidding, WIC would either need a much larger congressional appropriation or the program would have to terminate benefits for a huge […]
An annual plan that details Massachusetts Department of Health – WIC Program objectives and procedures for Massachusetts WIC administration.
An annual plan that details North Dakota Department of Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity WIC program objectives and procedures for North Dakota WIC administration.
A New Jersey State WIC Program annual plan that details state WIC program objectives and procedures for state WIC administration in New Jersey.
An annual plan that details New Hampshire State WIC Program objectives and procedures for WIC administration in New Hampshire.
An annual plan that details Connecticut WIC Program objectives and procedures for Connecticut WIC Program.
This study examines the degree to which food prices, caseloads, and cost-containment practices influenced costs of state WIC food benefits packages. Because few data existed on the actual food items that WIC participants purchased, the study used a scanner dataset of supermarket transactions and other sources to estimate the average monthly cost of WIC food benefits in several areas.
The researchers examines cost-containment practices in six states, including interviews with the various stakeholders and analysis of WIC administrative data. The authors reached three major conclusions: (1) Cost-containment practices reduced average food package costs by 0.2% to 21.4%, depending on practices implemented and local conditions; (2) the cost-containment practices had few adverse outcomes for WIC participants; and (3) administrative costs of the practices were low, averaging about 1.5% of food package savings.
An annual plan that details West Virginia Bureau of Public Health WIC program objectives and procedures for West Virginia WIC administration.