About WIC

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?

WIC Interest Form

  • Refer families via the WIC Interest Form.
  • Encourage families to call the Help Me Grow WA Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 to see if they are eligible.