Project: WIC Supplemental Food Package Analysis
Award Year: 1998
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $76,000.00
Institution: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA
Principal Investigator: Carol Kramer-LeBlanc
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: Since the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages were originally formulated in the 1970s, changes have occurred in Federal dietary guidance with the publication of the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid and the 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For each WIC target population group, the project will establish a current profile of nutritional needs based on the 1995 Dietary Guidelines and identify relevant recommended dietary allowances or dietary reference intakes. In addition, recommendations for dietary intakes in terms of numbers of food group servings will be identified for the target groups, when they exist. The WIC food packages currently offered will be assessed for nutrient composition to determine how well they meet supplementation needs of the target populations.
Topic: Dietary Intake and Quality, WIC
Dataset: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Kramer-Leblanc, C., A. Mardis, and S. Gerrior. Review of the Nutritional Status of WIC Participants, CNPP-8, USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, December 1999.