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WIC Fruit and Vegetable Community Project

Washington State WIC was recently awarded a Special Projects grant from USDA for their application, titled “Building Community Collaboration to Increase WIC Clients’ Fruit and Vegetable Consumption.” This project will take advantage of opportunities provided by the new WIC fresh fruit and vegetable benefit to facilitate sustainable partnerships with local food systems groups and bring new resources and innovative ideas to WIC services. Local WIC agencies and their food systems partners will be invited to submit applications for funding for local collaborative projects.


The three-year project will be lead by a team from the Washington State Department of Health and the University of Washington. An advisory group, comprised of representatives from WIC and food systems groups, will provide support and guidance to the team.


The evaluation design will use a combination of process and outcome methods, tied to program goals, objectives and conceptual models. To reflect the multi-level approach of the project, data will be collected from individual WIC clients, local agency WIC coordinators from the 64 agencies, and a larger sample of WIC staff who attend state-wide training.

Target Audience

Local WIC agencies, staff and clients



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