Chronology of Statutes Pertaining to the Definition of WIC Supplemental Foods
September 26, 1972: Public Law No. 92-433. The term supplemental foods is defined in the original WIC statute, Child Nutrition Act, as amended.
July 11, 1973: In what appears to be the first WIC rule (Fed Reg p. 18447):
October 7, 1975: Public Law No. 94-105. Child Nutrition Act §17(f)(3) is amended to include a new, final sentence:
January 12, 1976: Interim “Revision, Reorganization, and Republication” (Fed Reg p. 1743) reads:
August 26, 1977: Final “Revision, Reorganization, and Republication” (Fed Reg p. 43206) reads:
November 10, 1978: Public Law No. 95-627, the Child Nutrition Amendments of 1978, completely revised Child Nutrition Act § 17. In the revision, definitions were moved to subsection (b), with supplemental foods found at § 17(b)(14). The reference to nutrients of particular interest was deleted and additional direction was included at (f)(11).