Welcome to WIC, our goal is to support women, infants and children
during critical times of growth and development by providing them
with: nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy
eating, and referrals to health care.
What is WIC?
WIC is a program that offers
nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, nutritious
foods, and health referrals to women, infants, and children who
Who participates in WIC?
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
- Non-breastfeeding, postpartum women (up to 6 months after
the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
- Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all
infants born in the United States.
- Children up to their 5th birthday.
What does WIC offer?
- WIC EBT card for healthy foods
- To read the WIC changes/udpates due to COVID-19 click here
- Nutrition education
Breastfeeding promotion and support
- Easy access to childhood immunizations and physical exams
- Referrals to other health and social services
During a WIC visit, growth measurements and hemoglobin levels
(iron levels in the blood) are checked and nutrition information
is given. Participants also receive a WIC EBT card that they can
use to purchase certain WIC approved foods. WIC foods are high in
key nutrients that women and children need for good health, such
as iron, calcium and folic acid. There is also a special food package for mothers
who fully breastfeed their infants. Foods bought with a WIC EBT card are meant to be combined with other purchased foods to provide balanced
meals for those who receive WIC.
Title VI - Nondiscrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.