Nutrition requirements[ edit ] A woman, infant or child must meet two standards to be eligible to receive WIC benefits:
However, technology has been introduced in WIC with no comprehensive assessment of the digital skill levels of WIC participants. Optimizing WIC service delivery requires a thorough understanding of the current skills, needs, experiences, and desires of the families served by the program.
The needs of WIC participants with the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy, and those of immigrant, refugee, and other backgrounds with limited English proficiency have not always been fully incorporated into new technological offerings.
Thus, WIC runs the risk of adopting new technologies without having the data needed to assess its fit to the digital literacy skills of participants. Research to better understand the digital literacy of WIC participants would be valuable. Out-of-the-box thinking is also needed with regard to how WIC services are delivered.
WIC has been progressively embedding technology into all aspects of the program. Evaluation of current technological innovations in WIC is needed. Research is also needed to better understand how WIC participants use technology and how new technologies designed to optimize WIC service delivery take into full consideration barriers to technology access.
Technology can improve WIC clinic operations. Research is needed to explore the feasibility of implementation and the effectiveness of innovations such as online participant screenings prior to in-clinic participant certifications, using electronic documentation i. Given the pace at which technological advances in WIC are developing, it is important to conduct timely research that considers how WIC can provide appropriate technology options while meeting the needs of WIC participants.
As new technologies are being implemented, it is important that evaluation and research help the WIC community learn from early adopters. Additional research is also needed to explore avenues for WIC staff to stay abreast of the latest technologies that may support effective program management and service delivery.WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
WIC Pre-Application. Thank you for your interest in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program! You can get started online by completing this pre-application. Program I Community Action & the WIC Program Community Action Agencies are local private and public non-profit organizations.
These agencies carry out the Community Action Program (CAP). CAP was founded by the Economic Opportunity Act to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the War on Poverty.
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) Purpose To describe when MOU’s are required and identify the components of MOU’s. Federal Requirements Federal WIC regulations and USDA policy require MOU’s or agreements in order.
Understanding WIC Checks. Module 4 Page 2 of 36 Slide 2: Introduction Next, we will take a look at the WIC check messages. Module 4 Page 3 of 36 Slide 3: Marisa and Mila Understanding WIC Checks Author: dhs/bchp/dph/wic program - RA Subject: Cashier Training.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.