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Benefits

All participants receive:

  • Screening for nutrition and health needs.
  • Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
  • Checks to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong.
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like Food Share, Healthy Start and Head Start.

Women receive:

  • WIC foods.
  • Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding support.

Infants receive:

  • Breastfeeding support or infant formula.
  • Immunization referrals.
  • Parents/caregivers receive information on taking care of babies.

Children receive:

  • WIC foods.
  • Immunization referrals.
  • Parents/caregivers receive information on food shopping, recipes and feeding a child.

Health benefits of WIC:

  • Premature births reduced.
  • Low birth-weight reduced.
  • Long-term medical expenses reduced.

Food Benefits:

  • Milk, eggs, cheese.
  • Cereals.
  • Peanut butter, dried beans and peas.
  • Tuna fish.
  • Carrots.
  • Fruit juices.

Formulas and Medical Nutritionals:

  • Standard contract formulas.
  • Exempt (special) formulas for infants and children with special needs.
  • Medical foods for children and women with special needs.