What is WIC?

WIC is a nutrition program designed to help low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5 eat well and stay healthy.

 

WIC participants receive nutrition counseling, prenatal nutrition, health assessments, breast feeding support, nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care services and other helpful agencies.

 

WIC is effective in improving the health of pregnant women, new mothers, and their infants. A 1990 study showed that women who participated in the program during their pregnancies had lower Medicaid costs for themselves and their babies than did women who did not participate. WIC participation was also linked with longer gestation periods, higher birthweights and lower infant mortality.

CLICK HERE to apply for WIC or request an appointment online!

WIC Income Guidelines

Who is Eligible?

A pregnant or breastfeeding woman

A woman who has just had a baby

A child under the age of five

Meet Income Guidelines >>>

Your household’s gross income must be at or below the amounts shown, based upon the size of your household.

Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

1 $23,107 $1,926 $963 $889 $445
2 $31,284 $2,607 $1,304 $1,204 $602
3 $39,461 $3,289 $1,645 $1,518 $759
4 $47,638 $3,970 $1,985 $1,833 $917
5 $55,815 $4,652 $2,326 $2,147 $1,074
6 $63,992 $5,333 $2,667 $2,462 $1,231
7 $72,169 $6,015 $3,008 $2,776 $1,388
8 $80,346 $6,696 $3,348 $3,091 $1,546
Each Addt'l Family Member $8,177 $682 $341 $315 $158

*Pregnant women count as 2 (mom and unborn child) when calculating household size.

What Food Does WIC Provide?

WIC foods improve the diets and health of women and children on WIC. As a result, pregnant women are less likely to have low birth weight babies. Children grow better and are less likely to have low iron.

  • Milk and Cheese: Protein, Calcium, Vitamin A, Zinc
  • Eggs: Protein, Vitamin A, Zinc
  • Beans & Lentils: Protein, Iron, Folate
  • Cereals: Iron, Folate, Zinc
  • Juices: Vitamin C, Folate (Vitamin A if vegetable juice)
  • Iron Fortified Infant Formula: (for non-breastfed infants) May be limited to specific brands.
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fish
  • Baby Food, Baby Food Meat
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Tortillas
  • Brown Rice
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Be Prepared

  • Proof of identity for yourself and each child to be certified, such as a Driver’s license, Medicaid Card, Birth Certificate, or Passport. If you cannot bring one of these forms of ID, the clinic can explain other acceptable forms of ID.
  • Proof of address, such as a current utility bill with a street address (no P.O. boxes), rent or mortgage receipt. This is to verify you live in Utah and within the county served by the clinic.
  • Proof of income for each household member who works. You must bring documentation such as check stubs showing the last 30 days of pay. If you receive Medicaid you may bring your Medicaid card as proof of income. You may also bring a letter from Workforce Services showing the amount you receive in Food Stamps or the Family Employment Program.
  • Immunization records for your children being certified.
  • Don’t forget to bring your children to be certified!
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Nutrition

  1. Go to https://wichealth.org/.
  2. Create an account and set up your profile.
  3. Choose a lesson from one of the 5 categories.
  4. Complete the lesson.
  5. Fill out the survey.
  6. Print or email your certification of completion.

Where can I get more information on breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start. It has many benefits for babies and mothers. Doctors recommend babies be breastfed for at least the first year of life. For breastfeeding resources, call I-877-WIC-KIDS or your local WIC clinic.

For Healthcare Providers

If your patient has a medical need for specific formula or food from WIC, you may download the appropriate prescription form below. Please fill out completely and give to WIC client. You may also fax the form directly to your local WIC clinic. ( located at the bottom of the web page)

For infants under 1 year:
Download File

 

For women and children over 1 year:

Download File

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