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WIC - Women, Infants & Children

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WIC safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children who are determined to be at nutritional risk. WIC provides the following at no cost:

  • Healthy Foods
  • Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Health Care Referrals

There are two types of nutritional risk:

  • Medically-based risks (designated as "high priority") such as anemia, underweight, maternal age, history of pregnancy complications, or poor pregnancy outcomes.
  • Diet-based risks such as inadequate dietary pattern.

Nutritional risk is determined by a health professional such as a physician, nutritionist, or nurse, and is based on Federal guidelines. This health screening is free to program applicants.

Standards for eligibility and participation in the WIC Program are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.