The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding counseling and support and food benefits for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children through age five.
WIC has helped many families succeed, including college students, young families trying to get ahead, working families and military families. WIC could help your family too.
Nutrition education and food benefits
Staff will discuss with you specific health needs and nutrition and how to prepare food. Food benefits are also available in the form of a debit card, for use at grocery stores.
WIC foods are for the WIC participant(s) (not the whole family):
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Fruit or vegetable juice rich in Vitamin C
Whole grain bread
Whole grain tortillas
Whole wheat pasta
WIC cereals provide iron for healthy blood
Many WIC cereals are whole grain and high in fiber as well as other vitamins and minerals
Peanut butter or beans (dry or canned)
WIC can substitute soy beverages or tofu for some of the milk, depending on the situation