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Examples of Activities for WISE Report Categories

General Administration:

  • General management (majority of the local agency director’s salary) 
  • Salaries of accountant, program specialist, and ADP specialist for time spent on general admin activities
  • Outreach 
  • Program reporting 
  • Vendor contracts/evaluations 
  • Vendor monitoring 
  • Food instrument security and accountability 
  • Food instrument reconciliation 
  • Payroll and employee time accounting 
  • Personnel counseling, performance evaluation, monitoring 
  • Accounting, audits, self audits (not NE or BF portion)
  • Financial or legal services 
  • Clerical support for accountants program specialists, director 
  • Prevention of fraud 
  • Office equipment, furnishings, supplies used to support general admin activities 
  • Data processing (ADP) costs, associated with general admin activities 
  • Portion of office space/utilities, telephone, fax services, postage/freight & travel to support general admin activities

Client Services:

  • Obtaining/assessing height, weight, and blood samples for certification 
  • Obtaining/assessing diet recall information 
  • Explanation of eligibility to applicants 
  • Issuance of food instruments 
  • Training participants on how to use their food instruments 
  • Referrals to other health care and social services 
  • Coordination with other agencies/programs to obtain services for WIC clients 
  • Participation in activities which promote a broader range of health and social services for participants 
  • Participation in surveys/studies which evaluate the impact of WIC on its participants 
  • Medical supplies and equipment necessary to conduct required diet and health assessments 
  • Portion of office space/utilities, phone, fax services, postage/freight & travel used to conduct clients service activities 
  • Clerical support for clinic operations associated with serving clients 
  • Scheduling of appointments 
  • Income screening and verification 
  • Screening shot records 

Nutrition Education:

  • Teaching nutrition education classes (not BF) 
  • Individual counseling (not BF) 
  • Documenting NE contracts 
  • NE portion of self audit 
  • Preparation/planning for NE classes or individual counseling sessions 
  • Developing and providing NE materials 
  • Attendance of NE training sessions (to include travel, course fees, tuition) 
  • NE training of other staff 
  • Completing NE modules 
  • Interpreter/translator services to facilitate NE 
  • Enclosure of NE materials in advance/triple envelopes 
  • Scheduling of NE classes 
  • Equipment and furnishings used to conduct NE activities 
  • NE supplies/materials such as brochures, incentive items of nominal cost, demonstration food item
  • Evaluation or monitoring of NE 
  • Portion of office space/utilities, telephone, fax services, postage/freight & travel used to conduct NE activities
  • ADP services which provide nutrition education (multi-media units), track nutrition risk or NE contacts


  • Teaching, planning and preparing for BF classes 
  • Individual counseling on breastfeeding 
  • Interpreter/translator services to facilitate breastfeeding education
  • Peer counseling to include scheduling and coordination 
  • Developing and providing BF materials 
  • Breastfeeding materials/supplies such as brochures & breastfeeding aids used in BF promotion and support 
  • Attendance of BF training sessions (to include travel, course fees, tuition) 
  • Self audit to assess adherence to BF policies 
  • Scheduling of BF sessions 
  • Evaluation or monitoring of BF 
  • Portion of office space/utilities, telephone, fax services, postage/freight & travel used to conduct BF activities 
  • Equipment and furnishings used to conduct BF activities 
  • ADP services which track breastfeeding rates

Note: these examples are not all inclusive

Last updated February 27, 2018