The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is offered through your local health department and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.). WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for 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 focuses on the overall good health of women, infants, and children, encourages healthy pregnancy outcomes, and promotes healthy eating habits that follow current U.S.D.A. recommendations. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps pregnant women, mothers, infants and young children stay healthy and eat right during important times of growth.
Program services include:
Quality nutrition education and counseling
Breastfeeding support, services and supplies
A healthy food package including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk & more
Referrals to community partners and access to prenatal, maternal and pediatric health care services.
WIC is here to support you with breastfeeding. For questions about breastfeeding call your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at (804) 381-2546. You can also visit our breastfeeding website https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/.
For more information on the WIC program, please visit the USDA website.