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The Michigan WIC program has several comprehensive reports available for you to use as assessment tools during program planning, development and for your annual nutrition services plan. The Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS) and the Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) were originally administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs. As of 2012, however, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services WIC Program has switched from a 20 year PNSS & PedNSS contributor to the administrator of the Michigan PNSS and PedNSS reports. These reports contain information on the demographic composition and health status of women and health outcomes of infants and children enrolled on the WIC Program.


Michigan PNSS & PedNSS reports are published annually. In addition, the Michigan WIC program has developed several surveillance trend reports, briefs and publications specific to our state and local WIC agencies. The newest of these is the Breastfeeding Addendum Report, which examines breastfeeding prevalence by race/ethnicity at the local agency level.




Breastfeeding Addendum Report

PNSS & PedNSS Publications