Skip to main content

WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change

View Cover

WIC Food Packages

Time for a Change (2006)
Purchase Options
Purchase Options MyNAP members save 10% online. Login or Register
Overview

Contributors

Description

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) has promoted the health of low-income families for more than 30 years by providing nutrition education, supplemental food, and other valuable services. The program reaches millions of families every year, is one of the largest nutrition programs in the United States, and is an important investment in the nation’s health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture charged the Institute of Medicine with creating a committee to evaluate the WIC food packages (the list of specific foods WIC participants obtain each month). The goal of the study was to improve the quality of the diet of WIC participants while also promoting a healthy body weight that will reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The committee concluded that it is time for a change in the WIC food packages and the book provides details on the proposed new food packages, summarizes how the proposed packages differ from current packages, and discusses the rationale for the proposed packages.

Topics

Suggested Citation

Institute of Medicine. 2006. WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11280.

Import this citation to:

Publication Info

432 pages | 6 x 9
ISBNs:
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-09650-8
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-16513-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/11280
Contents
Resources
Rights

Copyright Information

The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:

  • Republish or display in another publication, presentation, or other media
  • Use in print or electronic course materials and dissertations
  • Share electronically via secure intranet or extranet
  • And more

For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.

Click here to obtain permission for WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change.

Translation and Other Rights

For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.

Copyright.com Customer Service

For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:

Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
E-mail: info@copyright.com
Web: https://www.copyright.com
Stats

Loading stats for WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change...