The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
For those who qualify, WIC provides nutritious food at no cost, nutrition counseling, referrals for health care, breastfeeding support, and a list of grocery stores that will exchange WIC benefits for approved foods.
Positive Health Outcomes of Participating in WIC
Reduced risk of premature births
Reduced risk of low birth weight and very low birth weight infants
Reduced risk of fetal and infant death
Reduced risk of iron deficiency anemia
Improved diet quality
Increased access to regular health care
For Breastfeeding resources, classes and support group information please visit our Breastfeeding page.
WIC Shopping Guide
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
What is SNAP?
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.