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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).
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.
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 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.
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.
In tough financial times, it is critical that federally funded programs work hard to ensure program integrity at all levels of operation.
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
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.
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.
Altarum's Center for Food and Nutrition has conducted WIC Participant-Centered Services assessments in over 30 states in multiple USDA Regions.
Altarum's Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition has led multiple studies related to the revised WIC food packages.
Project reports and resources from the CHOMP Mission Project are available here.
Information about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project (CHOMP)
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.