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About WIC

Nutrition for women, infants, and children.

WIC is a health and nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum individuals, infants and children. WIC helps families by providing benefits for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized stores. It also is a source for nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, and for help finding healthcare and other community services.

Interested in WIC?

Call to see if you qualify. For Washington WIC, call (855) 942-4622. For Oregon WIC, call (855) 942-9420. If you would like one of our WIC team members to contact you, please fill out an interest form.

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What does WIC provide?

Nutritious Foods – WIC foods are good sources of important nutrients. No single food gives you all the nutrients you need to stay healthy, so eat many different foods every day.

Nutrition Education – At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support – WIC encourages all women to breastfeed. It is the best food for babies. If a baby is not breastfed, some formula may be provided by WIC. Help with breastfeeding is available for postpartum individuals who need it. WIC can also provide a breast pump if needed.

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Find out if you are eligible for WIC.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for WIC:

  • Live in Washington or Oregon.
  • Be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding individual, an infant, or a child under 5 years old.
  • Meet income requirements.
Income requirements
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WIC foods include:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • 100% whole wheat bread, corn tortillas, and brown rice
  • Milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and peanut butter
  • Dried beans
  • Cereals for infants, children, and adults
  • 100% fruit juice, tomato juice, and vegetable juices
  • Iron-fortified infant formulas
  • Baby food: fruits, vegetables, and meats

Special infant formulas and certain foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician or health professional for treating a medical condition.

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