How Does WIC Work?
- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem.
- The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.
- WIC foods are selected to meet nutrient needs such as calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A & C.
- Participants exchange WIC food benefits at approved retail grocery stores and pharmacies.