Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program - WIC - is a federally-funded, supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and other social services for low income families at nutritional risk.
Who Does WIC Serve?
Women who are:
-Breastfeeding up to 1 year post-partum.
-Non-breastfeeding up to 6 months post-partum.
-Infants (Birth to 1 year).
-Children (1 year to their 5th birthday).
How You Qualify for WIC?
Have a nutritional and/or medical need.
Meet the WIC income guidelines
Enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (Medical Assistance, MN Care, Food Stamps, etc.).
What WIC Provides
Similac Sensitive (Lactose-free)
Gerber Good Start Soy
Why Simliac? Per physician and prescription, special medical formula may be provided.
How Do You Apply?
Call (320) 231-7066 or visit us at the Health & Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. NW, Suite 1080, Willmar, MN 56201. There is no application to complete.
When Is WIC Open?
Monday – Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Friday, 8:30-12:00
Minnesota Department of Health Breastfeeding main page
Other websites with information about breastfeeding
What you will learn about nutrition
Additional Education Online
The WIC program is administered through the
Minnesota Department of Health
85 East 7th Place
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
The WIC program must treat everyone the same. You can't be treated unfairly because of your race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you should write to:
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Or Call:(800) 795-3272(voice) or (202)720-6382(TTY)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer