Help When Help is Most Needed:
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:
- Infants and Children aged 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year of age)
- Postpartum women (up to 6 months postpartum)
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
What WIC Provides:
- Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more
- Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
- Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
- Help in finding healthcare and other community services
Generally, WIC is available to:
- low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
- low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.