FD: 1 Food Delivery Overview

Effective Date: 10/94 Downloads: PDF Version    Revised Date: 06/11


The WIC Program provides supplemental foods to participants. Supplemental foods means those foods containing nutrients determined by nutritional research to be lacking in the diets of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, children and the breastfed infants of participant breastfeeding women of foods that promote the health of the population served by the program authorized by this section, as indicated by relevant nutrition science, public health concerns, and cultural eating patterns.


All local agencies will utilize a uniform food delivery system, which provides supplemental foods free of charge to participants. WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards will be issued to purchase specified kinds and amount of foods from authorized vendors.


The following procedure should occur following each certification or recertification;


The CPA will prescribe a food package to each participant (Policy FD: 3 Guideline for Choosing Food Packages)


The CPA will determine the appropriate benefit cycle for the participant. Participants are eligible for benefits every 30 days. Participants that miss their 30 day period, for any reason, are NOT eligible for retroactive benefits.


  1. Issue WIC food instruments to the participant through the PC based WIC application.  (Policy GP:2 Separation of Duties in WIC Clinic Operations)


  1. Train the participant on the use of the EBT cards including the use of the Cash Value Benefit dollar amount included on the EBT card to purchase fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. (Policy FD: 6 Training WIC Cardholders on the Use of WIC Food Instruments (EBT/CVB).


  1. Provide each participant with a copy of the Nevada WIC Programs Approved Foods List brochure. Educate the participants on all authorized WIC foods.


  1. Show the participant the video “Nevada’s New Women Infants and Children Electronic Benefits Card”


During the certification process, changes to food package can be made if necessary (participant request, tailoring for nutritional needs).