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Briefing Date:04/26/2005
Topic:WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Food and Nutrition Board
Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
1416P Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
and
638 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.

on

WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change

In light of changing scientific knowledge about nutrition, demographic changes in the population, increasing incidence of sedentary lifestyles and obesity, and new dietary patterns, the Institute of Medicine has released, WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change, a report that evaluates the WIC food packages. The report concludes that it is time for a change in the packages, and describes the proposed new ones, summarizes how they differ from the current packages, and discusses the rational for the proposed packages.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 27, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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