Saturday, February 19, 2011

What is WIC?

WIC stands for Women, Infants, Children
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Who is Eligible for WIC?

To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:
  • be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and
  • be a resident of Wisconsin; and
  • have a health or nutrition need.

WIC Page:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Income Guidelines:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines09-10.htm

Approved Foods (Wisconsin):
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/foods/apprvfood.htm 

Sauk County Health and Human Services (WIC)
http://www.co.sauk.wi.us/publichealthpage/women-infant-children-wic

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