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The New Hampshire Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Policy and Procedure Manual is developed by the State Agency for guidance to local agencies in operating the WIC Program. The Manual is updated twice a year to include new policies and updates in response to changes in federal regulations and federal policies.

The manual includes policies in the following areas:

  • Vendor Management
  • Nutrition and Breastfeeding Services
  • StarLINC Operations
  • Organization and Management
  • Nutrition Services and Administration Expenditures
  • Caseload Management
  • Certification, Eligibility, and Coordination of Services
  • Food Delivery and Food Instruments
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Civil Rights

Per federal regulation, the policy and procedure manual is developed by the State Agency for guidance to local agencies in operating the Program. The manual includes certification procedures, including the specific nutritional risk criteria by priority level which explains how a person’s nutritional risk is determined, hematological data requirements including timeframes for the collection of such data, procedures for requiring proof of pregnancy, the State Agency’s income guidelines for Program eligibility, methods for providing nutrition education to participants, including information on drug abuse and other harmful substances, instructions concerning all food delivery operations performed at the local level, including the list of acceptable foods and their maximum monthly quantities, instructions for providing all records and reports which the State agency requires local agencies to maintain and submit, and instructions on coordinating operations under the program with drug and other harmful substance abuse counseling and treatment services.

Any questions concerning the Policy and Procedure Manual may be directed to the WIC Program.

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