The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), provides monthly checks for up to $100 worth of healthy foods when two in your family are enrolled. Each person gets checks for up to $50 worth of healthy foods. You’ll be able to use your checks at the grocery store the same day as your first visit! Working families, those on unemployment, and military families can get WIC. See the income guidelines below to learn if your family is eligible. If you get DSHS Medical, TANF, or Basic Food (food stamps) you are automatically eligible for WIC. Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status. It’s easy to apply. WIC even takes care of the paperwork.
WIC is an equal opportunity program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, babies and children under age five.
The WIC Program has Openings!
Learn more! Call the Family Health Hotline. We are open Monday-Friday. 1-800-322-2588. Or, find the phone number and address for the WIC Clinic closest to where you live or work.
WIC is More than Food
The friendly, caring people at WIC offer you other services too: If you are a breastfeeding mother, WIC will help with healthy foods and other support for you and your baby. WIC will give you nutrition tips to help you and your family eat well and stay healthy. WIC can tell you about many other services available in your community.
The WIC Food List
You can use your checks from WIC to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store or farmers market.
|Fresh fruits||Infant formula for babies who are not breastfed|
|Fresh vegetables||Jarred baby foods|
|Cheese||Dried beans and peas and lentils|
|Fruit juices||Breakfast cereal|
|Whole wheat bread||Peanut butter|
Income Guidelines for the WIC Program Eligibility
|Family Members||Monthly Income|
Income Guidelines Scheduled to Change April 2014