WIC Program

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Benefits

All participants receive:
  • Screening for nutrition and health needs
  • Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health
  • An eWIC card to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like Food Stamps, Healthy Start and Head Start
 
Women receive:
  • WIC Foods
  • Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding support
 
Infants receive:
  • Breastfeeding support or infant formula
  • Immunization referrals
  • Parents/caretakers receive information on taking care of babies
  • Infant foods after 6 months of age
 
Children receive: 
  • WIC Foods
  • Immunization referrals
  • Parents/caregivers receive information on food shopping, recipes, tips on feeding your child
 Health Benefits of WIC:
  • Premature births reduced
  • Low birth weight reduced
  • Long-term medical expenses reduced
 
Food Benefits:
  • Milk and eggs
  • Cereals
  • Peanut butter, beans, peas and lentils
  • Fruit juices
  • Fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • Whole grain foods
  • Infant cereals, fruits and vegetables, and meat
  • Cheese and canned fish for breastfeeding mothers
  • Yogurt and cheese option for over 2 years old
 
Formulas and Medical Nutritionals:
  • Standard contract formulas
  • Exempt (special) formulas for infants and children with special needs
  • Medical foods for children and women with special needs