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

Target Populations

  • 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.