Proposed changes promote nutrition security and maternal and child health, increase flexibility for participants WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – This month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is proposing changes to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. These science-based revisions incorporate recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. The WIC food packages […]

The U.S. Senate will have to step it up a notch to confirm Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban as the USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety before the year ends. President Biden nominated Esteban to serve in the post Nov.12. Esteban is currently Chief Scientist for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a position he has held since 2018. He will become the federal government’s top food safety official if confirmed. As of this week, the job has been vacant […]

Key Takeaways A news story went viral after a family said they bought 12 gallons of milk each week. Current USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend adults consume three cups of low-fat or fat-free dairy per day, but that’s too much dairy for most people. Milk offers certain essential nutrients, but the same nutrients can be found in fruits and vegetables. CNN‘s segment on how inflation is affecting American families went viral after the Stotlers, a family of 11, revealed how much […]