National WIC Association

WIC Basics

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a public health nutrition program under the USDA providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.


Overview and History

Learn the basics about the WIC Program and its history.

Important Issues and Numbers

See WIC Program data and current issues. 

NWA's Role with WIC

Learn more about NWA’s involvement with the WIC Program.


Faq / Glossary

Find answers to common WIC questions and definitions of WIC-related terminology.

How Do I Apply for WIC?

See how you can apply to be on WIC.


wic in the states

State pages include main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.