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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in Washington, DC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) -- Evaluation.,
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) -- Management.,
  • Food relief -- United States -- Cost control.,
  • Maternal and infant welfare -- Government policy -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn A. Kirlin, Nancy Cole, Christopher Logan.
SeriesFood Assistance and Nutrition Research report -- no. 31
ContributionsCole, Nancy., Logan, Christopher W., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service., Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program : U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18766426M

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Assessment of WIC Cost-Containment Practices: Executive Summary by John A. Kirlin, Nancy Cole, and Christopher Logan The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides both nutrition education and supplemental foods containing nutrients determined by nutritional research to be lacking in the diets of pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants, and children. Nancy Cole, Assessment of WIC Cost-Containment Practices: An Interim Report to Congress, Economic Research Service, Washington, DC, February (electronic publication E-FAN). 4 In California, price thresholds were used to identify excessive prices for individual items, not to deny authorization to vendors. depending on practices implemented and local conditions; (2) the cost-containment practices had few adverse outcomes for WIC participants; and (3) administrative costs of the practices were low, averaging about percent of food package savings. The full report, Assessment of WIC Cost-Containment Practices: Final Report, is. The researchers examined cost-containment practices in six states, including interviews with the various stakeholders and analysis of WIC administrative data. The authors reached three major conclusions: (1) Cost-containment practices reduced average food package costs by % to %, depending on practices implemented and local conditions; (2) the cost-containment practices had few adverse outcomes for WIC participants.

Insight is examining cost containment practices used by WIC SAs, assessing their impact on key WIC goals, and identifying best practices that may be implemented across WIC SAs.   The study was designed by FNS to fill several important gaps in information about the nutrition education component of the WIC Program. It was not designed to be a "best practices" study, nor was it meant to provide a nationally representative picture of nutrition education in the WIC Program. >> “Monitoring State food package costs and cost containment efforts to promote continued cost efficiencies.” (Program Assessment, para. 6) >> “Promoting efforts to address childhood obesity by supporting special State projects which will build on previously-developed WIC-specific obesity prevention interventions.” (Program Assessment. WIC is here to help you and your family thrive and be healthy. WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for W omen, I nfants and C hildren. WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, WIC is right for you!

Get this from a library! Assessment of WIC cost-containment practices: executive summary. [John A Kirlin; Nancy Cole; Christopher W Logan; United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.; Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program: U.S.)]. This page contains policies for the Washington State WIC Nutrition Program. If you have questions about policy and procedures, please contact the state WIC office at Draft chapters are in effect while we wait for final approval from USDA-FNS (United States Department of Agriculture–Food and Nutrition Services). Public Health Dental Hygienist Program – The Public Health Dental Hygienist program provides families enrolled in WIC with the opportunity to meet with a dental hygienist to receive oral health information, and help finding a local dental practice that accepts their insurance. Currently five of the 12 Local Health WIC programs participate in. Get this from a library! Assessment of WIC cost-containment practices. [Phil R Kaufman; United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service,].