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

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

 

Program Description:

The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. The Wisconsin WIC program provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding. The Wisconsin WIC program is administered by the Department of Health and Family Services.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin, 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://dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/localproject/cliniclocations.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on Wisconsin WIC, visit their website at:
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/wic/index.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

To find out more about WIC and other programs for which you may be eligible, call toll-free:
1-800-722-2295

 

Managing Agency:

Wisconsin
http://www.wisconsin.gov




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