The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
WIC is also an advocate for the promotion and support of long-term breastfeeding and delaying the introduction of semi-solid foods until 6 months of age in accordance with the feeding practice guidelines of The American Academy of Pediatrics.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
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).
Children** up to their 5th birthday
Electronic Benefit Transfer (called eWIC) began in 2016. In this system, an eWIC card replaces the paper food vouchers that had been used in the past for food benefits and redemption at authorized WIC grocery stores. Click here for more information.