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WIC-authorized Stores (County)

Source: USDA ERS Food Environment Atlas, Economic Research Service (Department of Agriculture)
Topic: Social WelfareSubtopic: Food AssistanceCategory: Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2016Update Tips
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    Years Available: 2008–2009, 2011–2012

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    General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, andChildren (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The number of stores in a county that are authorized to accept WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, andChildren) benefits. Does not include direct distribution contractors in Mississippi. Vermont uses Home Delivery Contractors for most foods, and began authorizing WIC retail stores in 2009, but only for fruits and vegetables, which were added to the WIC food packages in FY 2010.


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