WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition education program that supplies supplemental foods for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5. Benefits include Healthy Foods, Nutrition Education, Breastfeeding Information, Education & Support, and Referrals to Other Programs/Services within the community. Services are provided by an appointment or on a walk-in basis.
Who Is Eligible?
Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women; or infants and children (under 5):
- Meet Residency Requirements:
*Live in Washington, Kane, Beaver, Garfield, or Iron Counties
- Meet Income Guidelines (learn more)
*Includes Foster Children, Medicaid, and Food Stamp Recipients
What Do I Bring With Me?
Each woman, child, and infant applying for WIC needs to be present.
Identification for each person
- Example: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Crib Card, or Medicaid Card.
- Current photo ID is REQUIRED of all adult participants, endorsers, and proxies.
Proof of residency
- Current Bill or Medicaid Card with your street address on it. (NO PO Boxes)
Proof of income
- Pay stubs showing gross (household) income for the last 30 days or current Medicaid Card.
- Show records for all children
Nutrition & Health
- Provides individual nutrition counseling.
- Counsels participants with special dietary needs.
- Promotes healthy food choices.
- Teaches the relationship between nutrition and good health.
- Provides education on prenatal nutrition, infant feeding, breastfeeding, meal planning, shopping on a budget and much more.
Breastfeeding Education & Support
- Access to local breastfeeding/lactation educators on site.
- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
- Provides breastfeeding aids (includes pumps).
- Referrals to breastfeeding resources in your area.
- Provides individuals with referrals to medical care services.
- Immunizations, substance abuse counseling, healthcare coverage, car seat program, and many more.
WIC Approved Foods (click here for list)
Improves diets/health of women and children enrolled in the program. As a result, pregnant women are less likely to have low birth weight babies. Infants develop better and children are less likely to have iron deficiency or other health problems.