About WIC: Giving Families a Healthy Start
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a national, targeted supplemental public-health nutrition program with time-limited participation. Every month, the program serves roughly 7.3 million low-income mothers, babies, and young children at nutritional risk across the United States.
To assure healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes, and healthy growth and development for women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, education on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare and critical social services.
Food. Education. Support. You Got This.
Across the US, in urban and rural areas, WIC’s time-limited services and beneﬁts ensure that children get a strong, healthy start in life. There is clear evidence that good nutrition during pregnancy and in the ﬁrst few years of life has long-term, positive impacts on health. When children have a healthy start, their prospects - and our nation’s prospects - are brighter.
WIC Program Information
The National WIC Association creates fact sheets, position papers, and toolkits to support WIC advocacy and education. Explore them all here.
There are many reports and data that tell WIC's story, but they can be overwhelming to navigate. See this page for a curated selection of key resources.
Looking for WIC services near you? Find your closest WIC clinic with a quick zip code search.