Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that serves financially eligible women, infants, and children under the age of 5. Fathers, stepparents, foster parents, grandparents and guardians are also encouraged to apply for WIC benefits for any children in the household under the age of 5.
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. WIC provides:
- Personalized nutrition information and support
- Benefits to buy healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more.