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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Women, Infants & Children (WIC)


What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.
 

What services does WIC provide?

WIC provides nutrition education; breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs. 
 

 How can I find a WIC clinic near me?

To find the nearest WIC clinic, click on WIC Clinic Directory button on the first page and call the main WIC clinic in the county where you currently live, or call the Help Me Grow helpline at 1-800-755-GROW (1-800-755-4769).
 

 

Last Updated: 8/2014

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