Women, Infants and Children Campaign

Timeline created by kelseyannr
  • Child Nutrition Act of 1966

    Child Nutrition Act of 1966
    "In recognition of the demonstrated relationship between food and good nutrition and the capacity of children to develop and learn, based on the years of cumulative successful experience under the National School Lunch Program with its significant contributions in the field of applied nutrition research, it is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress that these efforts shall be extended, expanded, and strengthened under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture..."
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    WIC timeline

  • WIC made an amendment to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966

    WIC made an amendment to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966
    WIC made an amendment to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 as 2-year pilot project.
  • The first WIC site officially opened in Pineville, Kentucky

    The first WIC site officially opened in Pineville, Kentucky
    The first WIC site officially opened in Pineville, Kentucky.
  • National Nutrition Survey shows consequences of development on low-income family children

    National Nutrition Survey shows consequences of development on low-income family children
  • National income requirements established with candidates having to meet 195% of federal poverty standards.

    National income requirements established with candidates having to meet 195% of federal poverty standards.
  • White House Task Force recommends action on Infant mortality

    White House Task Force recommends action on Infant mortality
  • The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Act of 1992 created WIC farmers nutrition program

    The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Act of 1992 created WIC farmers nutrition program
  • Name changed to "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children"

    Name changed to "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children"
    The Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 changed the name of WIC to the "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children" to emphasize its role as a nutrition program.
  • Testimony on Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality by Ciro V. Sumaya

    Testimony on Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality by Ciro V. Sumaya
  • USDA launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign in 1997 to encourage WIC participants

    USDA launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign in 1997 to encourage WIC participants
  • Shopping with WIC campaign by the Pennsylvania Association of WIC Directors

    Shopping with WIC campaign by the Pennsylvania Association of WIC Directors
  • WIC now serving almost half of all infants and one-quarter of all children 1 to 5 years of age in the United States.

    WIC now  serving almost half of all infants and one-quarter of all children 1 to 5 years of age in the United States.
  • "WIC Helps You Help Your Family" West Virginia Grass Roots Campaign

    "WIC Helps You Help Your Family" West Virginia Grass Roots Campaign
  • Breastfeeding Performance Improvement in Massachusetts Collaboarted with medical community

    Breastfeeding Performance Improvement in Massachusetts Collaboarted with medical community
  • In 2011 WIC is one of many federally and privately funded campaigns for nutrition, it has one of the largest budgets of several appropriated billion annually.

    In 2011 WIC is one of many federally and privately funded campaigns for nutrition, it has one of the largest budgets of several appropriated billion annually.