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Benefits Received by WIC Participants

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All Participants

  • eWIC benefit card to buy nutritious foods at your local grocery stores.
  • Screening for nutrition health needs.
  • Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs such as food stamps and emergency food banks.


  • Nutritious foods.
  • Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding support.


  • Breastfeeding support or infant formula.
  • Immunization referrals.
  • Parents/caregivers receive information on caring for babies.


  • Nutritious foods.
  • Immunization referrals.
  • Parents/caregivers receive information of food shopping, recipes, tips on feeding children.

Health Benefits

  • Pregnant women have fewer premature and low birth weight babies.
  • Pregnant women are more likely to get prenatal care.
  • Reductions in Medicaid costs for WIC participants.
  • Improved dietary intake by WIC participants.
  • Reduced rates of iron deficiency anemia.
  • Better cognitive development in WIC children.
  • Improved immunization rates.
  • Higher breastfeeding rates.
  • Decreased infant mortality.

Food Benefits

  • Whole grain bread, brown rice, & corn tortillas
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter, dried beans & peas, canned beans
  • Milk, eggs, cheese
  • Cereals
  • Fruit juices
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or sardines for breastfeeding moms
  • Baby food - meats for exclusively breastfed babies
  • Baby food - fruits & vegetables
  • Infant cereals
  • Fresh bananas
  • Infant formula for non-exclusively breastfed babies
  • Soy beverages or tofu

Nutrition Information

All participants, their parents, or caregivers receive nutrition information individualized by a WIC professional to address specific needs identified during the WIC appointment.

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