WIC is a program that provides the following services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5:
Nutrition counseling and education
Breastfeeding resources and support
Nutrient-rich foods (Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and Vitamins A, D, and C.)
Immunization assessment and screening
Referrals to health and social service providers
For women and children over 1-year-old, WIC also provides fresh fruits and vegetables (May – November) through the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
All this at no cost to the participants!
Who can participate in WIC?
You can participate in WIC if you:
Are pregnant or breastfeeding, a new mother, an infant, or a child up to age 5;
Live in DC (You do not have to show proof of U.S. citizenship to participate.);
Meet income guidelines or medical risk for your family as listed below or are participating in Medicaid, DC Healthy Families, School Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Stamp Program; and/or
Have a nutritional or medical risk (determined by a nutritionist or other health professional).
Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC.
Eligibility: Age Group Adults (31-54) Young Adults (20-30) Teens (13-19) Infants and Toddlers (... Young Children (3-5) Gender Women/Girls Health Conditions Pregnant Household Families Income Low-income Role Mothers Geography DC Resident Citizenship Undocumented