- Hunger In Milwaukee
- Hunger Facts
- Hunger Publications
- Hunger Partners
- Priority Campaigns
- Federal Nutrition Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / FoodShare
- School Breakfast Program
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
- Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) / Stockbox
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
What is it?
The Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program is a federal nutrition program that aims to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. This is done through education, supplemental nutritious foods-including funds, and referrals to other health and nutrition services (e.g. FoodShare).
Why is it important?
WIC helps mothers give birth to healthier infants and improves the health of mothers, infants, and children across the country. This program has been shown to improve birth outcomes,
improve diet practices, improved infant feeding practices, lead to savings in health care costs and improved cognitive development.
Who is eligible?
Low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age can participate in WIC programming at local community and child care centers. Income guidelines can be found here.
Contact your nearest WIC office by searching here.