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Pregnant women are encouraged to apply as soon as they find out they are pregnant. Dads, grandparents and foster parents raising children are also encouraged to apply on behalf of their children. Families that qualify for Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF automatically qualify for WIC services and must show proof of enrollment in at least one of these programs. All other families must meet the income guidelines.
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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:
WIC works with local stores to provide these items.
Yes, WIC works. Children lead healthier lives because WIC provides supplemental foods and emphasizes nutrition education during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood. National studies show that WIC has a positive impact on reducing low birth weight, saving on Medicaid costs and encouraging pregnant women to seek early prenatal care. Studies also show WIC participants consume larger amounts of important nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and vitamin C. Children participating in WIC are better immunized and more likely to have a regular source of medical care.
Start the application process at Texas WIC. From there, you can give us a call at 325-692-1680 to make an appointment at our local office. You will be asked to bring the following items to your appointment: