Legislation

WIC Legislative Requirements are contained in Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

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Regulations

WIC Regulations are published by the Federal Register in the Code of Federal Regulations, 7 C.F.R. Part 246. The CFR is updated with files with an effective date as of January 1 each year. The CFR, in print or on-line, represents updates as of January and will not include changes which have been subsequently published. (The consolidations for January 2010 were made available on April 9, 2010.)

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Recently Published Regulations

WIC Vendor Cost Containment – Final Rule – Correction
Published in the Federal Register March 30, 2010

Interim Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages Rule to Increase Cash Value Vouchers for Women

Published in the Federal Register December 31, 2009

WIC Vendor Cost Containment – Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register October 8, 2009

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Regulations, Nondiscretionary Provisions of Public Law 110-246, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Published in the Federal Register September 23, 2009

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP): Nondiscretionary Provisions of Public Law 108-265
Published in the Federal Register September 11, 2009

Implementation of Nondiscretionary WIC Certification and General Administrative Provisions – Affirmation of Interim Rule as Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register July 7, 2009

Discretionary Vendor Provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, P.L. 108-265 – Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register January 6, 2009

Miscellaneous Vendor-Related Provisions – Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register, April 23, 2008

Implementation of Nondiscretionary WIC Certification and General Administrative Provisions – Interim Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register, March 3, 2008

Revisions in the WIC Food Packages – Interim Rule
Published in the Federal Register, December 6, 2007
Change in implementation date published in the Federal Register, March 17, 2008.

Data Collection Related to the Participation of Faith-Based and Community Organizations – Final Rule
Published May 2, 2007

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Final Rule – Announcement of Approval and Compliance Date, With Technical Amendment
Published March 23, 2007

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program – Final Rule
Published December 12, 2006

WIC Miscellaneous Provisions – Final Rule
Published September 27, 2006

Discretionary Vendor Provisions – Proposed Rule
Published 08/01/06. Comments were due 10/02/06.

Vendor Cost Containment – Interim Rule
Published 11/29/05. Comments were due 11/29/06.

Recently published WIC regulations