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About WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

This website is maintained by the Food and Nutrition Service, a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for administering the WIC program at the national and regional levels.

Page updated: July 09, 2022