What is WIC?

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To be eligible for WIC, you must be one of the following:

      ✓ A pregnant or breastfeeding woman

      ✓ A woman who has just had a baby

      ✓ A child under the age of five

      ✓ Meet Income Guidelines

In order to qualify for WIC benefits, please follow the steps below:

Check the WIC Income guidelines.

Your household’s gross income must be at or below the amounts shown, based upon the size of your household. Pregnant women may count their unborn child as a household member. If you receive Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF (Family Employment Program) your income already qualifies.

See if your income qualifies under the following guidelines:

What to Expect at Your WIC Appointment

If you have questions please contact your WIC Clinic or check out the following links.

WIC Prescreening Tool

WIC Rights and Responsibilities (English)  (Spanish)  (Other Languages)

2021-22 WIC Outreach Flyer (English)  (Spanish)

WIC Outreach School Lunch (English)  (Spanish)

Education

Nutrition

WIC Nutrition Education classes are available online.  It’s Easy! Just follow the six steps below.

  1. Go to wichealth.org
  2. Create an account and set up your profile.
  3. Choose a lesson from one of the 5 categories.
  4. Complete the lesson.
  5. Fill out the survey.
  6. Print or email your certificate of completion.

Educational Videos

WIC Foods

Breast Feeding

WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to.  All WIC staff-members are trained to promote breastfeeding and provide the necessary support new breastfeeding mothers and infants need for success.  Our WIC clinics ensure breastfeeding support and assistance is provided throughout the prenatal and postpartum period, particularly when the mother is most likely to need assistance.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC Includes:

  • Anticipatory guidance, counseling, and breastfeeding educational materials
  • A greater quantity and variety of foods
  • Longer participation in the Program
  • Breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps, breast shells, etc.
  • Trained staff

Why Does Breastfeeding Matter?

Compared with formula fed infants, Breastfed infants have a reduced risk of:

  • Infections
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • SIDS

Compared to mothers who don’t breastfeed, Breastfeeding mothers have a reduced risk of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Postpartum depression

It’s estimated that $13 billion would be saved per year if 90% of U.S. infants were breastfed exclusively for six months.

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