Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

HEALTHY FOOD!

What is WIC?

 

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, breastfeeding support and 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.

 

 

WIC foods included:

 

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • 100% whole wheat bread, corn tortillas and brown rice
  • Milk, eggs and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried beans
  • Adult cereals with at least 50% whole grains, and fortified with iron and folic acid
  • Vitamin C-rich 100% fruit juices
  • Iron-fortified infant formulas
  • Infant cereals
  • Baby food: fruits, vegetables and meats

 

Special infant formulas and certain foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician or health professional for treating a medical condition.

 

Contact us today

to learn more!

1-855-942-9420

WIC is an equal opportunity program and employer.

 

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