Source: Tadeo Melean, LegisBrief, Vol. 22 no. 33, September 2014
The WIC program provides food, health care referrals and breastfeeding support to low-income pregnant and postpartum women. The program is up for renewal in 2015, and among the topics of consideration are the low national participation rate, the federal requirement that all WIC agencies implement an EBT system, and the effect of increasing food prices on program funding.