What is WIC?

WIC is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. It is a health and nutrition program.

Child drinking a cup of milk.

Women who are pregnant (or were recently pregnant), and children up to age 5 that qualify for WIC benefits get healthy foods, education, and referrals to other services.

  • WIC foods are good sources of protein, iron, calcium, folic acid, Vitamin C and fiber. These foods help mom have a healthy pregnancy. They also help children to be healthy and grow well.
Mom and baby receiving education at a WIC clinic.
  • WIC promotes breastfeeding and gives help to moms and babies to breastfeed successfully.
  • A WIC visit includes discussion, screenings and nutrition and breastfeeding education. This can help parents make good decisions on what and how to feed their family.
Mom grocery shopping with baby.

In Michigan, over 200,000 moms, babies and children receive WIC benefits each month!