Women Infants and Children (WIC)
What is Women, Infants & Children (WIC)?
WIC is a supplemental food program that helps families eat well and stay healthy by providing nutrition education, one-on-one counseling about nutrition, vouchers to buy healthy foods, support and help with breast-feeding, and referrals to health care, immunizations, and other programs. WIC is for women who are pregnant or children from birth to 5 years old who meet eligibility guidelines.
Benefits of being enrolled in the WIC program?
- You get nutritious foods at no cost
- You receive nutrition counseling for yourself and your children
- Healthier pregnancies, healthier births and healthier children!
WIC will provide:
- Nutrition tips and advice
- Breastfeeding information and support
- Referrals for health services
- Healthy foods like cereal, low-fat milk, eggs, peanut butter, beans, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables and baby foods
You may be eligible if you meet the income guideline and are a:
- Pregnant woman/postpartum woman
- Breastfeeding woman
- Infant or child up to five years of age
How do you get WIC?
To apply, call or stop by to make an appointment at: Waseca County Public Health, 507-835-0685, or apply online.
Selling or offering to sell any formula or food provided by WIC or SNAP (Food Stamps) is against the rules and is considered program abuse. If you have concerns that someone may be selling WIC formula or food, please report it to 507-835-0685 or email us for an investigation. Since many websites/online groups can't be viewed by non-members and since things can change quickly, please include a screenshot or photo of the posting you're reporting. If the posting is on Facebook, please include the full name of the Facebook group in your report.