Categories: WIC, food package, USDA, women, infants, and children
|Topic:||Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages: A Preliminary Report of the Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Food and Nutrition Board
Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
638 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
2261 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages: A Preliminary Report of the Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages
A new report from the Institute of Medicine, Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages, evaluates the dietary intakes of the WIC eligible population. It identifies nutrition-related health risks and outcomes for women, infants, and children, and outlines which nutrients and food groups should receive priority attention for specific recommendations for changes in the WIC food packages. (A second report, to be released in 2005, will address this latter issue.)
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on August 19, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.