National WIC Association

Submit Comments to the IOM

March 11, 2016

As you are aware, the WIC food package is currently being reviewed by an Institute of Medicine expert committee. In January 2015, NWA submitted more than a dozen recommendations to the Committee. Earlier this month, NWA submitted an additional recommendation to support infants aged 9-11 months. Specifically, NWA requests that States be allowed the option to offer the older infants the same forms of fruits and vegetables currently offered to their children and women participants. Read the comments here.

If you have comments on the current food package or on the most recent IOM report, you are encouraged to submit them online. There is also an opportunity to make comments in person on April 1, 2016 in Irvine, CA at a workshop and public comments session entitled, ‘Informing WIC Food Package Recommendations: State, Vendor and Manufacturer Considerations – A Workshop and Public Comments Session.’ We strongly encourage those of you who can participate in the meeting to attend.