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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)


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What is WIC?

The Women's Infant and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program© for:

  • Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.


 

How Do I Qualify For WIC Benefits?

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • Low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • Low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify* or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you.  At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify).

* This online tool is only a preliminary assessment - only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.

 

What WIC Provides

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors - fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, whole grain breads, tortillas, brown rice, cereal, 100% juice, peanut butter, dried beans and cheese for some categories. For women that are exclusively breastfeeding canned fish is also included. Supplemental formula if needed is provided to infants. Infants over 6 months also receive infant cereal, fruits and vegetable baby food. In addition to infant fruits and vegetables, exclusively breastfeeding infants are provided with infant meats.
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy.
  • Online nutrition education lessons. www.GAWIConline.org.         
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby.
  • Help in finding health care and other community services.

 

How to Contact Us

For more information about Clayton County Board of Health WIC Program, please call (678) 610-7637 to make an appointment, or log into Online Intake Form and a WIC representative will contact you with-in 24 business hours to schedule your appointment.      

 

 

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)

48 Contiguous States, D.C., Guam and Territories

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly/Weekly

1

21,590

1,800

900

831

416

2

29,101

2,426

1,213

1,120

560

3

36,612

3,051

1,526

1,409

705

4

44,123

3,677

1,839

1,698

849

5

51,643

4,303

2,152

1,986

993

6

59,145

4,929

2,465

2,275

1,138

7

66,656

5,555

2,778

2,564

1,282

8

74,167

6,181

3,091

2,853

1,427

Each Add'l Member Add

+7,511

+626

+313

+289

+145