Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

 

What Is WIC?

The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides monthly checks for healthy foods for pregnant women, nursing moms, and children under five. WIC offices also provide health education and screening services, breastfeeding support, and referrals to many more health and social services. Currently in Washington State, almost half of all babies are on WIC.

Benefits of WIC

  • Checks for healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, cereals, juice, rice, beans, wholegrain bread, tortillas, baby food, formula and more
  • Breasfeeding support
  • Nutrition and health education during your pregnancy and beyond.  WIC Offices offer classes like meal planning for your family and how to feed fussy eaters
  • Health screenings to identify risks and check for anemia, immunizations, and growth rates

WIC has Openings! 

WIC offices have openings now, and it's easy to start receiving benefits.  Your local WIC office has friendly staff that will talk with you and fill out any necessary paperwork needed.  Eligible clients will get WIC checks for food at the time of the appointment-no waiting!

Call the Family Health Hotline at (800) 322-2588 or find your nearest WIC location.

Income Eligibility Guidelines, effective April 15, 2013

 Household Size*  Annual Income  Monthly Income 
           1  $21,257  $1,772
           2  $28,694  $2,392
           3  $36,131  $3,011
           4  $43,568  $3,631
           5  $51,005  $4,251
           6  $58,442  $4,871
           7  $65,879  $5,490

    *A pregnant woman counts as two.

For additional resources for a healthy pregnancy visit www.parenthelp123.org, or please contact our Maternal Child Outreach Team at (253) 798-6403.  For more information on nutrition and what you can do to have a healthy family, please see our Nutrition Page.

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