The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated through local health departments and satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia. For more information about the USDA federal WIC program click here.
WIC provides high-quality nutritional care and food to our participants. The program provides milk, cheese, eggs, juice, cereal, dried beans or peas, peanut butter and iron-fortified formula that supply crucial nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C essential to maintain health.
WIC provides breastfeeding education during pregnancy and breastfeeding support after delivery. Individual counseling and group classes on breastfeeding are available for clients. For breastfeeding questions and concerns Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available during normal office hours. Click here for more information on breastfeeding and its benefits.
Women: Pregnant, Post Partum or Breast-feeding
Infants: Under one year of age (birth to 11 months)
Children: Under five years of age - once child turns five years old, he/she is no longer eligible for the WIC Program
You must meet income guidelines which are based on family size and family gross income. Proof of income must be provided, such as check stubs, current Medicaid card, Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), unemployment benefits statement. Proof of income must be current.
You must have a Medical/Nutritional risk as determined by a Nutritionist in our WIC Clinic. The Nutritionist may also use information from the medical referral form that has been completed and signed by your doctor during your medical exam. This referral form must list current height, weight and hematocrit (blood work.)
Once you are added to the WIC Program, you will be recertified every six months using the same procedures listed above. You can be taken off the WIC Program if:
WIC is an Equal Opportunity Program. If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.