WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods and individual nutrition assessment and counseling as an adjunct to good health care during critical periods of growth and development, in order to prevent the occurrence of health problems and improve the health status of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women (up to six months); infants; and children up to age five years.
In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:
Supplemental nutritious foods
Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States
Children up to their 5th birthday
File a Complaint
To file a complaint, of discrimination, write the USDA at: Director of Agriculture Policy Office of Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 Phone: 866-632-9992
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.