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Infant Formula Shortage

The ongoing infant formula shortage has left many caregivers feeling concerned and anxious about their options for safely feeding their babies. USDA continues to support families through this challenging time.

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

Modernizing WIC
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USDA Makes Major Investments in WIC to Improve Maternal and Child Health

USDA acknowledges major progress and promise in several modernization and innovation efforts for WIC to reach more eligible mothers and young children and improve the service they receive throughout their entire experience with the program, setting them up for healthy outcomes and helping to reduce longstanding disparities in maternal and child health.