Economic Research Report No. (ERR-268) 29 pp

August 2019

USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): A New Look at Key Questions 10 Years After USDA Added Whole-Grain Bread to WIC Food Packages in 2009

ERS authors use a combination of store- and household-level purchase data to revisit key questions and help policymakers consider the latest recommendations to adjust WIC food packages. The ERS study focuses on bread as a case study of the whole-grain products that WIC participants may buy with their benefits.

Keywords: WIC, food assistance, whole-grain bread, whole grains, InfoScan, FoodAPS data

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