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WIC Participation

WIC Outreach and Retention Survey Report

“The WIC program is facing caseload declines across the country. WIC participation has fallen from a high of 9.2 million participants in 2010 to a current participation level of around […]

WIC For A Stronger, Healthier America

THE CRITICAL NEED FOR WIC Across the United States, in urban and rural areas, WIC’s time-limited services and benefits ensure that children get a strong, healthy start in life. There […]

Arkansas WIC Program Video

An informational video from the Arkansas Department of Health WIC program, introducing the new eWIC card.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participant and Program Characteristics 2012

FNS produces biennial reports on current participant and program characteristics in the WIC Program for general program monitoring, as well as for managing the information needs of the program. The biennial reports include information on the income and nutritional risk characteristics of WIC participants; data on WIC Program participation for migrant farm worker families; and other information on WIC participation that is deemed appropriate by the secretary of agriculture. (Only the most recent report is included in this document.)

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2011 Annual Report

Federal expenditures for USDA's food assistance programs totaled almost $54.3 billion in fiscal 2007, in excess of 2% more than in the previous fiscal year. The five largest food assistance programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly the Food Stamp Program), the National School Lunch Program, WIC, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the School Breakfast Program; accounted for 95% of USDA's expenditures for food assistance. This report used preliminary data from the FNS to examine trends in the programs through fiscal 2007.

How Economic Conditions Affect Participation in USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs

This study, based on 1976-2010 data, examines the relationship between US economic conditions and participation in the USDA ;s five largest nutrition assistance programs. The results of this study strongly suggested that, to varying degrees, economic conditions influenced participation in all of the major nutrition assistance programs, not just in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP; formerly the Food Stamp Program).