Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The WIC program provides a voucher or coupon (some states use an EBT card) for women to buy healthy food during pregnancy and post-partum for themselves and their young children. This program serves to educate women about healthy eating habits during pregnancy and the nutrition needs of young children, provide support during breastfeeding, and assist low-income women in accessing healthcare for themselves and their children.
Pregnant women, women who recently had a baby, and children up to 5 years old may qualify for WIC. To learn more or apply for WIC benefits, call your local health department or visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/statealpha.HTM.