The WIC Food Package
By National WIC Association
WIC provides a monthly food package (sometimes described as a food prescription) of nutritious foods tailored to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health, growth, and development. The foods are specifically chosen to provide consistency with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and established dietary recommendations for infants and children under 2 years of age. The selected foods also reinforce WIC nutrition education messages, address emerging public health nutrition-related issues, and provide wide appeal to the diverse WIC population.
March 6, 2019
National WIC Association (2019) The WIC Food Package. Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/2019-wic-foodpackage.pdf