Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) By USDA

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What is the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program ?

WIC safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 by providing supplemental foods, nutrition education, and healthcare referrals.

How Does the WIC Nutrition Program Works ?

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program and state WIC agencies handle local WIC administration.

How is Women, Infants, and Children Program Funded ?

The USDA is in charge of the WIC programme. It is a domestic discretionary programme that is yearly funded by the Senate and House Appropriations Committees of the United States.

Who is Eligible for Women, Infants & Children Program ?


A WIC programe for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5.

What are WIC Approved Foods ?

WIC women are eligible to get free food, including beans, cereal, cheese, eggs, infant formula, juice, milk, and peanut butter, much of it farm surplus.

How Much Does WIC Pay Per Month ?

WIC offers an average of $62 per participant each month to spend on nutritious food. Participants who are pregnant can earn an additional $40 in EatSF fruit and vegetable coupons each month.

What is eWIC Cards ?

The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) programme now offers food benefits via the new computerised system known as eWIC. WIC participants formerly utilised paper vouchers to buy permitted items.

How to Apply for Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) ?

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