What is WIC?
The Women’s, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded program that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The purpose of the WIC program is to prevent and improve nutrition-related health problems in its target population.
Who is WIC for?
- Children up to 5 years of age
- 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
What does WIC provide?
- Healthy foods
- Health care referrals
- Breastfeeding support
- Eating tips for you and your child
WIC provides foods that are good sources of many needed nutrients.
- Dried beans/peas
- Peanut butter
- Infant formula
- Infant cereal
- Regular cereal
- Fruits and vegetables
- Farmer’s market fresh fruits and vegetables (3 yr/old +)