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USDA Proposes Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is announcing proposed changes to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. These science-based revisions incorporate recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. The WIC food packages are specifically designed to supplement the foods and beverages participants already consume and fill in key nutritional gaps to support healthy growth and development. FNS is proposing changes to align the food packages with the latest nutrition science and support equitable access to nutritious foods during critical life stages.