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

Food/Nutrition > Washington Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

The mission of the Washington WIC program is to improve the lifelong health and nutrition of women, infants, and young children in Washington State. WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. The WIC program of Washington state is administered by the Washington State Department of Health.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Washington, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.withinreachwa.org/wicsearch

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on WIC in Washington, visit their website at:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/WIC/default.htm

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

There are over 240 WIC clinics in Washington. To locate a clinic near you, call toll-free:
800-322-2588

 

Managing Agency:

Washington State Department of Health
http://www.access.wa.gov




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