Women, Infants, and Children

What Is WIC?

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children
funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

WIC Offers:

Healthy Food:

· Milk

· Eggs

· Juice

· Cereal

· Cheese

· Peanut butter

· Dried beans & peas

· Infant cereal

· Infant formula 

· Other nutritional foods available


The WIC Staff determines which foods a participant receives based on individual needs.


Nutrition Information:

· Infant feeding

· Nutrition for healthy pregnancy

· Child growth and development

· Special diets

· Food buying 

· Breastfeeding support

· Peer counselor

· Breastfeeding Supplies


WIC Is For:

· Pregnant women

· Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months

· Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

· Children up to 5 years of age

· Infants 

Am I eligible?

· All kinds of families qualify for WIC. You may or may not be working. You may be a student. You may be single or married. You may live with your parents.

· You must also:

· Meet WIC income guidelines.  Even if you have a job, you may be eligible. If you are on Work First Family Assistance, Medicaid, or receive food stamps, you may already meet the income guidelines.

· Have a health risk factor based on:

Ž Height and weight measurements

Ž Blood test for low iron

Ž Health history

Ž Diet history 


Applicants must be seen at the WIC site to determine eligibility.


Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

• Mail:

 U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

• Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

•Email: program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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