Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

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The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is a place where families like yours get healthy food and a lot more. WIC is for pregnant people, new and breast and chest feeding parents, infants, and children under age 5. WIC helps improve the health of parents and children through:

  • Nutrition education
  • Breast and chest feeding support
  • Healthy foods
  • Health screenings and referrals

Find a WIC office

There are over 200 WIC clinics across Washington State:

  Find a WIC clinic near you

  • Call the Help Me Grow WA Hotline 1-800-322-2588.
  • Text "WIC" to 96859:
    • 4 messages per delivery.
    • Message and data rates may apply.
    • Reply HELP or STOP for assistance or opt out.
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WIC does not affect your immigration status

Being on WIC does not make you a public charge and does not affect your immigration status. See the full statement from the federal Department of Agriculture.

Get nutrition education through WIC

Get ideas for feeding your family and staying active. You can:

Get breast and chest feeding support

With WIC you can also get support for breast and chest feeding. Access:

  • Information about the benefits of breast and chest feeding
  • One-on-one appointments with a lactation consultant or peer counselor
  • Opportunities to connect with other WIC parents who are breast and chest feeding
  • Information and resources to help you keep breast and chest feeding after going back to work or school
  • Breast pumps at some WIC clinic locations

Get monthly benefits for healthy food

Through WIC you can also get monthly benefits for healthy foods like milk, cereal, fruits and vegetables. You get extra foods if you are fully breast and chest feeding and participate in WIC. You can also get:

Get health screenings and referrals

Through WIC you can also get healthcare appointments to measure growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels. You can also identify health risks, get immunization screenings, and get 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:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Washington WIC doesn't discriminate.