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:

o Milk

o Eggs

o Juice

o Cereal

o Cheese

o Peanut butter

o Dried beans & peas

o Infant cereal

o Infant formula 


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


Nutrition Information:

o Infant feeding

o Nutrition for healthy pregnancy

o Child growth and development

o Special diets

o Food buying 


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:

̃ Height and weight measurements

̃ Blood test for low iron

̃ Health history

̃ Diet history 


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

WIC is an equal opportunity program.  Persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, Washington, DC 20250.