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.
Getting WIC doesn't affect your immigration status. Being on WIC does not make you a public charge and does not affect your immigration status. See Secretary Vilsack’s statement for more information.
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 people, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5. WIC made a difference for over 196,000 women, infants and children in Washington in 2021. 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.