WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides food checks, nutrition counseling, and community referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children under five years of age in Bartholomew, Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and surrounding Indiana counties.
WIC is designed to improve fetal development, reduce the incidence of low birth weight and premature births, reduce maternal and childhood anemia, and promote breastfeeding.
The WIC program helps families like yours start strong and stay that way. We give you checks you can use to get nutritious foods, free.
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We know that raising a family takes more than love, it takes money. Unfortunately, times are tight for families like yours all across Indiana. Every month, more than 155,000 Hoosiers count on WIC for more than free food. They count on us for good food, free.
New moms (up to six months after delivery)
Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
Children under the age of five
You must live in Indiana and meet income guidelines. Check the income chart here* to see if your family may qualify. When you apply, you’ll receive a personalized nutrition assessment to see if the program is right for you.
Families already receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANF are income eligible for the WIC program.
Benefits to WIC Participants
Supplemental nutritious foods
Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
Referrals to other health and social services
How does WIC work?
As a WIC applicant, you will contact the clinic in your community for a free visit to be enrolled and to pick up your checks. At the appointment, you’ll receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support, and learn about other services you can use to help your family. The WIC checks can be used at local grocery stores for cereal, juice, milk, eggs, peanut butter, beans, whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat or corn tortillas, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, cheese, and baby food.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
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