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What is Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)?

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Created by: Madeline Sparks and Samantha Brocklehurst

Growing families need good fuel! Come get nutrition tips on how to keep mothers, babies, and children healthy and happy, as well as information about accessing the WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program.

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 

What is WIC?

A nutrition program that supports you and your child with health care referrals, nutrition education, and access to healthy food during pregnancy, birth, and up to five years old.

Who can apply?

  • Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who have had a baby in the last 6 months.
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children who are younger than 5.
  • You must live in Texas. You do not need to be a US citizen.
  • Must make under a certain monthly income. If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP, you meet the income eligibility.

 

Breastfeeding Support

Access to breast milk pumps

Lactation consults

 

 

 

Monthly Healthy Food Packages

WIC gives you monthly food allowance to buy healthy food.

You will use a WIC guard to buy approved foods at the grocery store.

 

 

 

One-on-One Counseling with Nutritionists

Recipes

Cooking demonstrations

How to Apply:

Call 800-942-3678

Find a WIC office near you and call to schedule an appointment

Click this link to apply: WIC

For more information visit this website: https://texaswic.org

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