WIC is healthy food and a lot more. WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5.
- WIC helps improve the health of mothers and children through four services:
- Nutrition education
- Monthly checks for healthy food
- Health screenings and referrals
- Breastfeeding support
- WIC reaches 304,000 women, infants, and children each year in Washington state. Find out if you’re eligible.
- There are over 200 WIC clinics across Washington State, including this one hosted by United General District 304.
You can also call the Family Health Hotline 1-800-322-2588 or visit www.ParentHelp123.org to find a WIC clinic near you.
- Almost half of all babies in Washington are on WIC.
WIC is…nutrition education
- Kid-friendly recipes, tips about feeding your children, and ideas to improve your whole family’s health and nutrition
- Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
- One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist at no cost to you
- Ideas about how to be active together as a family
WIC is…monthly checks for healthy food
- Monthly checks for healthy food like milk, cereal, fruits and vegetables
- Extra foods for fully breastfeeding moms
- Checks for iron-fortified formula for non-breastfed babies
- Checks for jarred baby fruits, vegetables, and meats
WIC is…health screenings and referrals
- Health screenings to monitor growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels
- Identification of health risks
- Immunization screenings
- Referrals to other services like:
WIC is…breastfeeding support
- Information about the special benefits of breastfeeding
- One-one-one appointments with a lactation consultant, and chances to connect with other WIC moms who are breastfeeding
- Information and resources to help you keep breastfeeding after going back to work or school
- Breast pumps at some WIC clinic locations