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Women Infants & Children Nutrition Program (WIC)



Does your food budget need a boost? Good news! WIC has openings for:
·  Pregnant women
·  New Mothers
·  Babies
·  Children up to age 5

  • WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
  • Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up for WIC.
  • Foster children under the age of five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
  • If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basid Food you may be eligible for WIC too.
  • Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.

Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.


How to Apply


It’s easy to apply. WIC even takes care of the paperwork.
As soon as you know you’re pregnant, go get WIC!
To get the phone number and address for the WIC clinic closest to where you live or work:
·  use our Search Tool to find a WIC clinic near you.

 

  • Just call the WIC clinic for an appointment. Your appointment should take only 30-45 minutes.
  • Bring identification, proof of residency and proof of income.
  • You will get your WIC checks from the clinic at the end of your first appointment.

 



WIC is More than Food

The friendly, caring people at WIC offer you other services too:
·  If you are a breastfeeding mother, WIC will help with healthy foods and other support for you and your baby.
·  WIC will give you nutrition tips to help you and your family eat well and stay healthy.
·  WIC can tell you about many other services available in your community.



The WIC Food List

You can use your checks from WIC to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store.

WIC Shopping Guide

Fresh fruits Infant formula for babies who are not breastfed
Fresh vegetables Baby foods in jars
Milk Tortillas
Eggs Canned tuna
Cheese Dried beans, peas and lentils
Real fruit juices Breakfast cereals
Whole wheat bread Peanut butter

 
Income Guidelines for the WIC Program Eligibility.  Eligibility depends on household size and income.

WIC Eligibility Income Guidelines

 


WIC Does Not Discriminate

The Washington State WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 


 

More information

Washington State WIC Nutrition Program

Links to more Resources

WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Breastfeeding Support