WIC is the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
- WIC improves health and nutrition status of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under five. WIC provides health screening, nutrition education, nutrient-rich foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health and social services.
- Almost half of all babies, one third of pregnant women, and one quarter of children under five in Washington State are on the WIC Program.
- In Washington State, WIC reaches over 195,000 women, infants, and children in 205 clinics each month and provides services to over 315,000 individuals each year.
- WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and operated by the Washington State Department of Health.
Eligible Families Are Missing Out On WIC!
Did You Know?
- WIC is a public health prevention program that reduces low birth weight, improves immunization rates and promotes breastfeeding.
- WIC serves working families and families receiving Medicaid and foster children.
- WIC income guidelines are higher than many other programs.
- Many eligible families are missing out on WIC because they think they are over income.
How Can You Help?
- Order Free WIC outreach flyers and posters online at WithinReach.
- Give the materials to the families you serve.
- Refer families to a WIC clinic in your area.
- Encourage families to call the Help Me Grow WA Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 to see if they are eligible.