The New WIC Food Packages—October 1, 2009. 3. 1. Food Package Beginnings...1974. The WIC food packages were designed to supplement participants’ diets with foods rich in five nutrients known to
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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.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) provided USDA with a sound scientific basis for developing a new set of food packages for the WIC Program.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Reduce saturated fat
Increase whole grains and fiber
Drink less sweetened beverages and juice
Breastfeed your new baby
Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables for ethnic variety
Canned salmon, sardines