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Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

We offer an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Altarum’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

The WIC Participant-Centered Services Model

Participant-Centered Services (PCS) is a comprehensive systems framework for providing PCS in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The WIC Services Toolkit - A Free Training Tool to Strengthen Services for WIC Participants

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is committed to ensuring that its participants have a positive experience when receiving services and interacting with program staff.

Enhancing American Indian Access to the WIC Food Package

Because American Indian and Alaska Native households face higher levels of food insecurity, obesity, and type II diabetes than the general U.S. population, ensuring their access to and acceptance of the WIC food benefit is particularly important.

Findings from the 2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

In tough financial times, it is critical that federally funded programs work hard to ensure program integrity at all levels of operation.

CFAN’s Work Contributes to USDA’s Final Rule on Revisions to the WIC Food Packages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has finalized changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to further improve the nutrition and health of the nation’s low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children

2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

In 2012, 40 state WIC programs, including the District of Columbia, participated in the Food and Nutrition Services-funded 2013 WIC Vendor Management Study conducted by Altarum to examine violations of program rules by participating vendors.

Center for Food and Nutrition: News

Altarum's Center for Food and Nutrition publishes a quarterly online newsletter highlighting its strategic initiatives, project work and partnerships to strengthen food assistance and nutrition programs at the national, state and local levels.

The WIC Participant-Centered Services Model

Altarum's Center for Food and Nutrition has conducted WIC Participant-Centered Services assessments in over 30 states in multiple USDA Regions.

The Effects of WIC Food Package Changes on Redemptions

Altarum's Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition has led multiple studies related to the revised WIC food packages.

CHOMP Project Reports and Resources

Project reports and resources from the CHOMP Mission Project are available here.

Obesity Prevention Mission Project Information

Information about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project (CHOMP)

Impact of Revised WIC Food Packages on Vulnerable Communities

Altarum's Center for Food and Nutrition completed an evaluation of small stores’ ability to provide healthy food options under the revised Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Packages, as part of its internal research and demonstration agenda called the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project.

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