What Benefits Does WIC Provide?
WIC participants receive nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion/support, and referrals to community and health agencies to improve their diets and reduce their chances of health problems caused by poor nutrition. They are given vouchers that they redeem at participating grocery stores to obtain foods. WIC participants receive:
- Milk, Cheese or Tofu
- Whole-Grain Cereal
- Whole-Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Whole
- Wheat and Soft-Corn Tortillas
- Vitamin C Enriched Juices
- Dried/Canned Beans, Peas, Lentils
- Peanut Butter
- Fruits/Vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned)
- Chunk-light Tuna or Salmon
- Infant formulas/foods
(The WIC Nutritionist will determine which foods a participant receives based on eligibility and individual needs)
All women are encouraged to provide their infant with the best nutrition possible by breastfeeding. Breastfeeding education is given to all pregnant women so they can make informed decisions about infant feeding. Additional breastfeeding education and support is provided by the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors before and after delivery.
Complete List of WIC Approved Foods