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Food package beginnings 1974
Food Package Beginnings...1974

The WIC food packages were designed to supplement

participants’ diets with foods rich in five nutrients known to

be lacking in the diets of the WIC target population — vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and protein.

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Institute of medicine recommendations 2005
Institute of Medicine Recommendations 2005

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) provided USDA with a sound scientific basis for developing a new set of food packages for the WIC Program.

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The new wic food packages tennessee style
The New WIC Food Packages….Tennessee Style

  • Reinforce Nutrition Education Messages

  • Increase Health Benefits

  • Add Foods to Appeal to Diverse Populations


Reinforce nutrition education messages
Reinforce Nutrition Education Messages

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Reduce saturated fat

Increase whole grains and fiber

Drink less sweetened beverages and juice

Breastfeed your new baby

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Increase health benefits
Increase Health Benefits

  • Provide message about healthy eating

  • Include healthier food choices

  • Improve dental health

  • Increase fiber intake


Add foods to appeal to diverse populations
Add Foods to Appeal to Diverse Populations

Tortillas

Brown rice

Soy Beverage

Tofu

Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables for ethnic variety

Canned salmon, sardines

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  • Summary

  • Changes to the WIC food packages hold potential for improving the nutrition and health of program participants.

  • New food packages reinforce the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • WIC will continue to improve the programs positive contribution to the state’s health.

  • Institute of Medicine

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