Weight, height, and iron screening will be performed at initial appointments for all applicants. A nutritionist will evaluate diet and health history to determine nutritional status and give tips to be healthy and active.
At other times you will join a group of WIC participants to discuss, share and learn about a variety of nutrition topics which can help you and your family stay healthy and active.
Pregnant participants will visit a breastfeeding peer counselor at some point to discuss benefits and questions about breastfeeding.
What do I need to stay on WIC?
At some appointments, your WIC staff will check to see if you or your child is still eligible for WIC. This is called re-certification:
- WIC EBT card or identification
- Proof of income
- Proof of address
- The person(s) being re-certified
How long can I stay on WIC?
If you meet the income and nutrition need:
- Infants and Children can stay on WIC until their 5th birthday.
- Women can stay on WIC if breastfeeding until one year after the baby is born. If not breastfeeding, until six months after the baby is born.
What foods do I get on WIC?
- Dried beans or canned beans
- Peanut butter
- 100% fruit juice
- Canned tuna and Salmon are for breastfeeding women who are not giving their babies formula.
- Infants who are not breastfed receive Iron-fortified *formula, baby cereal and baby fruits and vegetables. (baby meats are only given to exclusively breastfed infants)
- Frozen fruits and vegetables or fresh fruit and vegetables