What is WIC?

WIC, the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is an important resource in improving the health and nutrition of women, infants, and children during pregnancy and early childhood. Some of the services WIC offers include:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods are high in the following:
    • Calcium
    • Iron
    • Protein
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin C
  • Nutrition education focusing on issues such as healthy foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding, introducing solid foods to infants, and providing nutritious meals and snacks for children.
  • Breastfeeding education, breast pumps, nursing bras/pads and support on all aspects of breastfeeding.
  • Referrals to other health and social service programs, such as prenatal and child health care and other food assistance programs.

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1. What is WIC?
2. Who is eligible for WIC?
3. What type of foods can you get through the WIC program?
4. Is WIC successful?
5. How do you apply for WIC benefits?