WIC is a health and nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized stores. It also is a source for nutrition education, and for help finding healthcare and other community services.
What does WIC provide?
Nutritious Foods - WIC foods are good sources of important nutrients. No single food gives you all the nutrients you need to stay healthy, so eat many different foods every day.
Nutrition Education - At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support - WIC encourages all women to breastfeed. It is the best food for babies. If a baby is not breastfed, some formula may be provided by WIC. Help with breastfeeding is available for moms who need it. WIC can also furnish a breast pump if needed.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for WIC:
Live in Oregon.
Be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant, or a child under 5 years old.