As the nation’s premier public health nutrition program, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides the competitive edge that will give our nation’s future leaders a fair start in life.
WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, high-risk population. WIC requires that participant's income level has to be less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level and at least one nutrition risk has to be documented. WIC provides:
In 2012, WIC served more nearly 9 million participants each month, through 10,000 clinics nationwide, which included:
To better understand the critical role WIC plays in building a better future for America’s children, please download WIC for a Healthier, Stronger America which contains additional information and related charts.
A PDF of the report is located under Downloads to the right of this page.