Fresh Choices! Changing for the Better

Food Package Information

MN WIC Program

Lady selecting fruit and vegetables - graphic for overview
Child Eating Baby Food - Memos
Fruits, Vegetables, Milk and Eggs - The Materials for the Food Package School desk chair with apple to represent training Child raising hand to ask question.

Resources for Staff

Welcome to the MN WIC Fresh Choices!
Changing for the Better
page!

In response to recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine, USDA has made some substantial changes in the WIC Food Package. The new WIC foods are designed to meet current nutritional guidelines and are more appropriate to the cultural needs of WIC participants.

In this section you will find information about the new food package changes to be implemented in August 2009.

The Fresh Choices! Changing for the Better section is a resource for Local Agency and State staff and includes:

  • An overview of the food package changes and links to information provided by USDA and state WIC agencies
  • Memos and communications provided in Wednesday Updates
  • Materials and handouts for educating staff and participants about the changes
  • Frequently asked questions and answers and a form to submit your own questions about the food package changes

We hope you find this resource to be helpful in preparing and implementing the new MN WIC food package.