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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



50 years of compassion and care
From the 1970s to today, WIC has made amazing impacts on the health of moms and kids across the county. Learn how it all got started and where we're headed in WICs new video. 




Eligibility

You are eligible for WIC if you:  
  • Live in Washington state and
    • Are pregnant, a new mother, or have a child up to 5 years of age. Foster children under five years of age and foster teens are income eligible for WIC.
    • Family income is within the income guidelines.

WIC Interest Form: 
The WIC Interest Form allows people to fill out online and submit directly to their clinic of choice, who will then contact applicants directly.
WIC Interest Form 
Formulario de interés de 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.

Product details can be found at the DOH WIC Foods Page


All approved foods meet the selected criteria of the United States Department of Agriculture Regulatory Requirements. Approved foods offer variety and versatility, provide high nutrient density, and are readily available in retail stores. 


Nutrition Educationmyplate
WIC provides nutrition education to help keep your family healthy and active. Ask our WIC staff for more information on how to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our nutritionist.  Nutrition education resources are available for families, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through the Washington State Department of Health.   

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


Hours of Operation
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 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 WIC Program


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)


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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.