Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
Ever had a nutrition question such as:
- What should I eat when I am pregnant?
- When should I start baby cereal?
- How soon do I get my baby off the bottle?
- How do I feed a picky eater?
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, healthy foods and referrals to other community programs. WIC families include women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby, infants and children up to five years of age.
Other caregivers such as fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for children under age five living in their household.
To qualify for WIC, a family of four can earn up to $4,040 per month (before taxes and deductions, pregnant women count as two). Families are also eligible for WIC if they are receiving Medical Assistance or SNAP benefits (Food Stamps).
For information on specific WIC qualifications and to complete an eligibility screening, call 701.277.1455.
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.
Learn more about the North Dakota Department of Health WIC program.