Georgia WIC Program Annual Comment Period

September 28, 2015

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual comment period from September – December, 2015. During this period, Georgia WIC participants are invited to comment on the program’s successes and identify opportunities to improve WIC services.

“We encourage all Georgia WIC participants to take part in this comment period so they can have an impact on the WIC program,” said Debra L. Keyes, Georgia WIC director.

“The input will be used to update and enhance Georgia WIC, and to expand our nutrition education and nutrition services as a means of empowering our participants to make informed health decisions that will ultimately improve their health outcomes.”

Georgia WIC promotes good health and positive food choices by providing nutrition education and food selections based on their nutrient content, availability statewide, and cost. WIC food packages can include infant formulas and medical foods, milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, juice, whole grain foods, fish, peanut butter, soy products, and beans.  Food packages are tailored to meet the needs of the participant. 

WIC food packages are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines reflect recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine. There are more than 1,400 authorized food retailers that participate in the Georgia WIC program food delivery system.  

To learn more about Georgia WIC, visit us at wic.ga.gov or call 1-800-228-9173 or 1-800-225-0056 (TTY).