Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC serves about half of all infants born in the United States

WIC serves about half of all infants born in the United States

The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

WIC Serves
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women
  • Infants
  • Toddlers and children up to age 5
Common Locations
  • County health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile clinics (vans)
  • Community centers
  • Schools
  • Public housing sites
  • Migrant health centers and camps
  • Indian health services facilities
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Spotlights

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Income Exclusions Under ARPA

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, significantly expands the child tax credit for 2021 and will be issued to families in monthly payments, beginning in July. These credits do not count as income for purposes of determining eligibility for WIC. For more detailed information on the Child Tax Credit, please go to childtaxcredit.gov.

 

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WIC Breastfeeding Support

The goal of the WIC Breastfeeding Support campaign is to equip WIC moms with the information, resources and support they need to successfully breastfeed.