• Vision: A Healthy Texas

    Mission: To improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions.
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Nutrition Services Section

The Nutrition Services Section provides overall direction, policy development, and policy enforcement for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. The section, made up of two units, also serves as the state liaison to the U. S. Department of Agriculture and manages all special initiatives such as electronic benefits transfer.

  • The Nutrition Education/Clinic Services Unit establishes standards and policies for WIC clinical services, develops targeted WIC nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion, and oversees WIC infant and cereal rebate contracts. The unit establishes WIC allowable foods in accordance with federal regulations, including oversight and approval of infant formula issuance.

  • The Food Issuance and Redemption Services Unit establishes standards and policies for WIC-authorized grocers and maintains provider base for grocers and farmers market associations. The unit also processes WIC food vouchers to pay grocers and manages claims adjudications and reconsiderations.

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Last updated January 7, 2013