Review of WIC Food Packages: An Evaluation of White Potatoes in the Cash Value Voucher

Letter Report
Publisher: Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Feb 03, 2015
Authors
Committee to Review WIC Food Packages, Food and Nutrition Board, of which Mary Kay Fox is a Committee Member

At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an expert Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee is undertaking a comprehensive review of the food packages used in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to bring the program into alignment with current dietary guidelines. In the first of three reports to result from this review, the IOM committee evaluates the 2009 regulation that excluded white potatoes from purchase with the WIC cash value voucher (CVV) and considers whether white potatoes should henceforth be allowed as a WIC-eligible vegetable in the CVV.

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Mary Kay Fox
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