WIC's temporary increase for fruit and vegetable benefits is continuing through September 30, 2022. WIC participants will get more money for frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables each month.
- $24 for children participants
- $43 for pregnant and non-breastfeeding participants
- $47 for breastfeeding participants
Make a plan to use WIC fruit and vegetable benefits while this temporary increase lasts. Find recipes, tips, and ideas here.
COVID-19 Update: WIC is open for business. Clinics are doing appointments over the phone and by video chat. Please contact your clinic before your appointment to find out how they're offering services. You can find your clinic information at the ParentHelp123.org Resource Finder.
Important: WIC wants you and your family to stay healthy by learning more about What You and Your Family can do. Thank you and be safe.
The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program
WIC is a place where families like yours get healthy food and a lot more. WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5. WIC made a difference for over 235,000 women, infants and children in Washington in 2019. Almost half of all babies in our state are on WIC.
There are over 200 WIC clinics across Washington State. To find a WIC clinic near you:
- Call the Help Me Grow WA Hotline 1-800-322-2588
- Text "WIC" to 96859
- Visit ParentHelp123's ResourceFinder
WIC helps improve the health of mothers and children through:
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding support
- Healthy foods
- Health screenings and referrals
WIC is…nutrition education
- Kid-friendly recipes, tips about feeding your children, and ideas to improve your whole family's health and nutrition
- Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
- One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist at no cost to you
- Ideas about how to be active together as a family
WIC is…breastfeeding support
- Information about the special benefits of breastfeeding
- One-one-one appointments with a lactation consultant or peer counselor
- Opportunities to connect with other WIC moms who are breastfeeding
- Information and resources to help you keep breastfeeding after going back to work or school
- Breast pumps at some WIC clinic locations
WIC is…monthly eWIC benefits for healthy food
- Monthly eWIC benefits for healthy foods like milk, cereal, fruits and vegetables
- Extra foods for fully breastfeeding participants
- Iron-fortified formula for non-breastfed babies
- Jarred baby fruits, vegetables, and meats
WIC is…health screenings and referrals
- Measuring growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels
- Identification of health risks
- Immunization screenings
- Referrals to other services like:
Washington WIC doesn't discriminate.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.