WIC is cost-effective. By reducing the incidence of low birth weight, premature births and infant mortality, WIC generates significant savings in reduced health care costs.
In fact, for every dollar spent on pregnant women in WIC, there is a $1.92 to $4.21 savings in Medicaid for newborns and their mothers.
DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF PAPER FOOD INSTRUMENT HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS & AUTHORIZED WIC FOODS CARDS, AND COLORED WIC APPROVED FOOD LIST BROCHURES.
When WIC makes changes in authorized foods, procedures or Food Instruments the new information will be mailed to each Vendor. The “Food Instrument Handling Instructions & Authorized WIC Foods” all cards have an effective date listed on the bottom. These cards are MANDATORY at every check stand (including EBT stores).
Always check your cards to be sure you have the most recent information available to you.
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