WIC Nutrition Program

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WIC is a federal program whose mission is to improve the lifelong health and nutrition status of pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children by providing nutrition and health education, breast feeding support, nutrient rich supplemental food, and health and social service referrals. Services are free.
For more information about the Washington State WIC Program, click here.




50 years of compassion and care
In 1974, WIC opened its first clinic in Pineville, Kentucky. Since then, WIC has
improved the health and well-being of millions, through access to healthy food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding guidance. 





WIC Interest Form: 
WIC Nutrition Program of Washington released a new WIC Interest Form that allows people to fill out online and submit directly to their clinic of choice, who will then contact applicants directly. 

WIC Interest Form in English

Formulario de interés de WIC en Español


WIC Nutrition Program doesn't discriminate.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) . Forms can be submitted online, at any USDA office, or via written letter addressed to USDA with all requested information on the form included. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

Mail: U.S.Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Email: program.intake@usda.gov
Fax:(202) 690-7442

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Washington State WIC Nutrition Program Doesn't Discriminate.


What will you receive from WIC?

Summary of Approved Foods
  • Baby cereal and food
  • Baby formula
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Cheese
  • Child nutritional's
  • Canned beans
  • Dry beans/ peas/ lentils
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Fresh and frozen fruits and veggies
  • Juice
  • Milk (Both Cow and Goat Milk)

  •  Yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Soy-based beverage
  • Tofu
  • Whole Grains:
    • brown rice
    • oatmeal
    • tortillas
    • 100% whole wheat bread
    • 100% whole wheat hamburger and hot dog buns

Breastfeeding support and breast pumps are available for nursing moms. Please ask WIC staff about this service.


To view WIC approved product details, please visit the Department of Healths WIC Foods page. 

All approved foods meet the selected criteria of the United States Department of Agriculture, and:

  • Are readily available in retail food stores.
  • Offer variety and versatility.
  • Have high nutrient density.
  • Have broad appeal.
  • Are easy to use by clients.
  • Are relatively low in cost.
  • Support farmers in the United States

Find recipes, tips, and ideas at myplate.gov


Seasonally, WIC staff issue benefits to WIC clients to participate in Washington State Farmers' Markets. Ask WIC staff for more information. 

Who is Eligible for WIC?

People with the following circumstances are eligible for WIC:
1) You or your family must be one of the following:
          -Pregnant or Postpartum women
          -Children up to 5 years of age
2) You must live in the state of Washington.
3) Your family income must be within the income guidelines 

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Whether you are pregnant or have a new baby, we are here to help you. 

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling provides a unique opportunity to talk with counselors who share similar experiences and who are specially trained to provide information and support. 

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are:

  • Moms just like you.
  • Experienced at breastfeeding their babies. 
  • Trained to answer your questions and help with your concerns. 
  • Trained to know when medical help is needed.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors can be reached:

  • If you have questions about breastfeeding.
  • If you had a hard time breastfeeding in the past.
  • If your friends or family are telling you not to breastfeed.
  • If you are concerned or would like someone to talk to. 

Counselors can be reached at (509) 524-2680 


Hours of Operation

Walla Walla Site
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Closed Friday afternoons, weekends, and holidays. 
Contact us directly at 509-524-2680, Fax 509-524-2678

WIC staff offer bilingual services in English and Spanish. 
El personal de WIC ofrecen servicios bilingües en Inglés y Español

WIC Clinic Locator
The WIC Nutrition Program of Washington released a WIC Clinic Locator map that showcases over 200 WIC clinics across the state. 

WIC Clinic Locator in English

Localizador de clínicas de WIC en Espanol


Additional Resources 

Washington State Breastfeeding Helpline: 
1-800-994-9662 (available weekdays 6am to 3pm)
English and Spanish Services Available

Family Health Hotline: A program of WithinReach
1-800-322-2588
(English/Spanish and 50 other languages) 
www.parenthelp123.org

La Leche League of Washington
La Leche League of Washington– La Leche League of Washington (lllwa.org)