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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE82 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages 

This final rulemaking will amend regulations governing the WIC food packages to: 1) incorporate recommendations of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine 2017 scientific report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice; 2) align with 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; and 3) make other administrative revisions or clarifications to food package requirements. In the development of the proposed rule, FNS solicited feedback from WIC participants, state and tribal partners, and other government agencies. FNS published the proposed rule with a 90-day comment period and will consider comments received in development of this final rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 246.10   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1786, sec. 17 (f)(11)(C)   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a 2017 report with recommendations to align the WIC food packages with the available nutrition science and to reflect the supplemental nature of the Program. In December 2020, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). USDA FNS will propose rulemaking to incorporate NASEM recommendations and align the food package with the latest DGAs.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Summary Of the Legal Basis: 42 U.S.C. 1786, sec. 17 (f)(11)(C)



Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

This is discussed in the proposed rulemaking's Regulatory Impact Analysis which was published on November 21, 2022 as an appendix to the rule, available at 87 FR 71090.



Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/21/2022  87 FR 71090   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/21/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 305-2876

Maureen Lydon
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 457-7713