WIC (Women-Infants-Children) is a supplemental food program, which supplies nutritious foods to pregnant/postpartum/breast-feeding women, and infants/children less than five (5) years of age. WICs goals are to improve the outcome of high-risk pregnancies; decrease the incidence of anemia and poor growth patterns; to improve dietary habits of it’s recipients through healthy foods and nutrition education; and to refer to other health services as appropriate. Eligibility is assessed on the basis of income, number in the household and medical and/or nutritional risk factors.

WIC participants receive supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services as needed.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. It protects babies and their mothers from illness and promotes life-long good health. Breastfeeding also provides nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants.

 


2022 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.