What is WIC?
WIC is a place where families get healthy food and a lot more. WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5. Almost half of all babies in Washington State are on WIC.
WIC helps improve the health of mother and children through:
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding support
- Monthly checks for healthy food
- Health screenings and referrals
WIC is... nutrition education
- Kid-friendly recipes, tips about feeding your children, and ideas to improve your whole family's health and nutrition
- Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
- One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist at no cost to you
WIC is...breastfeeding support
- Information about the special benefits of breastfeeding
- One-on-one appointments with a lactation consultant or peer counselor
- Information and resources to help you keep breastfeeding after going back to work or school
- Breast pumps at our WIC clinic locations
WIC is...monthly checks for healthy food
- Monthly checks for healthy food like milk, cereal, fruits and vegetables
- Extra foods for fully breastfeeding moms
- Checks for iron-fortified formula for non breastfed babies
- Checks for jarred baby fruits, vegetables, and meats
WIC is...health screenings and referrals
- Measuring growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels
- Identification of health risks
- Referrals to other services like:
- Medical care and health insurance
- Basic food programs
- Local food banks
- Dental care
- Temporary assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Eligibility depends on household size and income.
- WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
- Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up for WIC.
- Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
- If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too.
- Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.
WIC Income Guidelines
Number of people in your household* Maximum annual income to qualify Maximum monthly income to qualify
2 $30,451 $2,538
3 $38,443 $3,204
4 $46,435 $3,870
5 $54,427 $4,536
6 $62,419 $5,202
7 $70,411 $5,868
*If you are pregnant, include each unborn child in household size.
WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Washington State WIC Nutrition Program Doesn't Discriminate.