WIC serves women, infants, and children in families with income at or below 185 percent of the federally poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid; and who are at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Participant categories consist of pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women; infants and children up to their fifth birthday.
To apply for WIC services, contact either the State WIC office or your local health department.
- a nutrition assessment
- health screening
- medical history
- body measurements (weight and height)
- hemoglobin check
- nutrition education
- breastfeeding support
- referrals to other health and social services
- and vouchers for healthy foods.
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