WHAT IS WIC?

Women Infant and Children (commonly called WIC) is a national nutrition program that serves lower-income pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 who have health or nutrition risks. Many working families are part of WIC.

The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:                                                                         

  • Supplemental nutritious foods at no cost 
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics 
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

HOW DOES IT WORK?

In Wisconsin, WIC participants are issued an electronic benefit card (like a debit card) to purchase specific foods each month that have nutrients that benefit pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children.  

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I'M ELIGIBLE AND APPLY?

The WIC PreScreening Tool helps applicants find out if they are potentially eligible to receive WIC benefits. This PreScreening Tool is not an application for WIC benefits. To apply for WIC benefits, you need to make an appointment at a friendly local WIC agency in the area where you live.

Click here for the contact information for Wisconsin's WIC offices. If you think you qualify for WIC, this list will help you prepare for your first WIC appointment.