- Hunger In Milwaukee
- Hunger Facts
- 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
- Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- Hunger Partners
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.