WIC: Women, Infants, & Children
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants, and children. The WIC Program's primary goal is to promote and maintain the health and well being of nutritionally at risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children.
What does WIC provide?
- Health screening
- Lead testing
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding education and support
Foods Such As . . .
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Iron fortified infant formula
- Peanut butter
Referrals for . . .
- Pregnancy testing
- Home visiting programs
- Family planning
Who is eligible for WIC?
You may qualify if:
- You live in Wisconsin.
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or a new mother.
- You have an infant or children under the age of five.
- You or your children have a health or nutrition need
You could be income eligible for WIC if you currently receive kinship Care, W2, Food Stamps, or Medicaid including Healthy Start. You may be income eligible for WIC even if food stamp benefits have been cancelled.
How do I apply for WIC?
Call the WIC Program nearest you. You may check your local directory for the public health or WIC office in your area or call 1-800-642-7837 for assistance in locating a WIC clinic near you. You can also find information by clicking here for the Wisconsin WIC site. For City of Milwaukee Health department WIC clinic locations and times, click here and look for "WIC" in the left-hand column for each clinic listing.
The WIC Program uses the same income criteria as reduced price school lunches. Fathers, guardians, or foster parents may apply for WIC for their infants and children.