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5. Guarantee that all eligible families have access to public food program
Maximize participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Afterschool Snacks, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
 2010 Baseline   Progress Made   2017 Benchmark 
SNAP: 75% SNAP: 75% SNAP: 78% participation
WIC: 20,274 WIC: 19,209 WIC: 20,500 participation
FDPIR: 2,568 FDPIR: 3,147 FDPIR: 3,300 monthly participants 
NSLP: 70% NSLP: 71% NSLP: 78% participation
Afterschool Snacks: 204  Afterschool Snacks: 265  Afterschool Snacks: 335 schools
FFVP: 110 FFVP: 163 FFVP: 180 schools participate

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     SNAP Moving forward with Standardized Medical Deduction for senior and disabled households.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     WIC - Utilizing grant funding and partnership with the Food Security Council to conduct outreach.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     NSLP - Work towards increasing participation and decreasing food waste.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Afterschool Snacks - Coordinating with Child and Adult Care Food Program for schools interested

             in switching to supper.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     FFVP - Targeting schools with qualifying Free and Reduced Price meal rate.

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     WIC - Working with MDI program to have interested interns do projects with WIC.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     FDPIR - Program is administered by dietitians, which ensures high health food quality.

 

Contact: 

     arrow-right-c  Kate Girard - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

     arrow-right-c  Christine Emerson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, School Nutrition Programs, Office of Public Instruction (OPI)

     arrow-right-c  Michael Bowman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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