What Is WIC?
WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC has been helping families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies since 1974. To learn more watch "Saving the Children: The Story of WIC".
To find the agency closest to you:
- Click here to view a map , OR
- Go to signupwic.com , OR
- If you live in Iowa, call the state office at 1-800-532-1579.
- If you live outside of Iowa, call the state office at 1-515-281-6650.
WIC families include infants and children up to 5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months. Fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for their children.
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WIC agencies provide services locally to the WIC families including nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious food packages, and referrals to other health programs.
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WIC vendors are stores that are approved by the State WIC office to accept eWIC cards that are provided by the local WIC agencies.
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