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A look at IFPA as lobbyist

- Analysis
The fresh fruit and vegetable industry contends that these WIC cuts would be bad not only for American public health but for the industry itself.

USDA research finds WIC vastly underutilized

- General News
Recent research by the USDA shows more than 6 million of those who are eligible for WIC are missing out on its proven health benefits.

IFPA members rally to preserve WIC produce benefits

- General News
As part of its ongoing nutrition advocacy work and in response to a bill that would strip fruit and vegetable Cash Value Benefits from the Special Supplementary Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, more than 70 allied associations and members of the International Fresh Produce Association joined with the organization in a sign-on letter opposing these cuts.

IFPA applauds Senate agriculture appropriations, full funding for WIC

- General News
The Senate subcommittee’s legislation fully funds WIC, including the fruit and vegetable benefit amount at the current levels consistent with the National Academy of Science’s recommendations.  

Everybody on board the wagon

- Analysis
Are you on the wagon? This has nothing to do with your alcohol consumption, which is none of my business. It refers to government benefits—specifically programs that subsidize food purchases for the poor.

Investing in America agenda: USDA and FRAC fund 36 projects

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through a cooperative agreement with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), has awarded $16 million in subgrants funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to 36 projects aimed at testing innovative outreach strategies to increase participation and equity in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC.

IFPA disappointed by House Ag bill WIC cuts and grower impact

- General News
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is disappointed by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture’s passage of a funding bill that will strip key nutrition benefits from the WIC program and also have consequences for growers across the country.

IFPA urges USDA and FDA to update WIC packages

- General News
As the International Fresh Produce Association continues its nutrition policy and advocacy to create more opportunities for fresh fruits and vegetables across federal feeding and nutrition programs, it recently responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration on proposed revisions to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages as well as the FDA’s ongoing efforts to define “healthy” for nutrient content claims.

NGA comments on proposed WIC food package revisions

- Retail
NGA, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its proposed rule on revisions to food packages in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

USDA proposes to modernize WIC, offer online shopping

- General News
The Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service is announcing proposed changes to allow online ordering in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. This effort will create simpler, more equitable grocery shopping options for families served by WIC.