Program Activities


USDA Loving Support Award of Excellence

The USDA Loving Support Award of Excellence Program recognizes and celebrates local WIC agencies that provide exemplary breastfeeding programs and support services. These awards are presented in 3 levels of Gold Award, Gold Premiere Award (mid-level) and Gold Elite Award (highest level). The Iowa BFPC program is pleases to have local agencies receive these awards in recognition of the outstanding support that they are giving to WIC breastfeeding moms.

USDA Loving Support Award of Excellence Gold Award Evaluation Instructions - PDF 2020

USDA Local State Agencies Awardees PDF 2020

BFPC QI Storyboards

WIC BFPC programs, highlighting quality improvement activities targeted at developing partnerships with local birthing hospitals, created the following storyboards.

Fiscal Year 2020 

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