The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is dedicated to improving the health of low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to the age of 5 that are at nutrition risk. This is done by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on health eating, and giving referrals for health care.
The program has shaped a “giving” “lending-hand” attitude among communities and states. The Office of Policy Support (OPS) likes to conduct program analyses and assessments to inform policy making and management parts of Federal nutrition assistance. They serve as FNS’ coordinating point for program-related nutrition policy and services as well.
They stand effective in the thriving of their participant's health by having WIC teams that are a part of FNS’ Office Policy Support (OPS) to conduct studies providing analyses and evaluations of the key policy and program issues for Congress and the public’s knowledge and awareness.
Their studies are provided to public view and can be found here.