How can WIC help my family?
WIC provides certain nutritious foods for growing families, information on healthy eating, help for breastfeeding moms and babies and referrals to health care.
Who Qualifies for WIC?
To qualify for WIC, you must:
- Live in Utah. You do not have to be a US citizen.
- Have a family income less than WIC guidelines. Click
here to see the guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, the Family Employment Program (TANF)
or Food Stamps already meets the income eligibility requirements.
- Have a special nutritional need.
- Be in one of the following groups:
- a woman who has just had a baby
- an infant
- child less than 5 years of age
- USDA WIC Prescreening Tool
What does WIC provide?
At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition. We provide WIC participants with classes on infant feeding, breastfeeding, dental health, shopping on a budget, and much more. The classes you attend should be helpful for you and your family. We will try to schedule you for a class that will meet your needs. Please let the staff know what topics you are interested in.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
All mothers want to do what is best for their babies. Breastfeeding gives the very best nutrition possible for your baby. It is always changing to meet your baby's needs. No formula can compare with breast milk.
The Utah WIC program supports breastfeeding. All staff members at each clinic are dedicated to helping all women breastfeed. Peer counselors, who are mothers that have breastfed, are also ready to help.
WIC foods are good sources of important nutrients. No single food gives you all the nutrients you need to stay healthy, so eat many different foods every day.
Click here to view WIC approved foods.
WIC encourages all women to breastfeed. It is the best food for babies. If a baby is not breastfed, some formula may be provided by WIC. WIC does not supply enough formula to feed your baby for one month. You may still have to buy more formula at the end of the month.
The WIC clinic can help you find out about other programs that may be helpful to you and your family. They have information on:
- Prenatal care
- Family Planning
- Well child exams
- Health care
- Medicaid, Food Stamps and the Family Employment Program
- Substance abuse treatment centers
- Food banks
Please let the WIC staff know how they can help you!
Click here to watch the WIC Orientation Video:
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WIC Orientation Videos on YouTube