WIC Program - Women, Infants, Children

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five to promote and support good health.

WIC improves the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children. The foods provided through WIC are a good source of nutrients often missing from the diets of women and young children. WIC participants have longer, healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.

Find Out More About WIC

Do I qualify for WIC?

To qualify, you must:

  1. Be a
    • A pregnant woman;
    • An infant or child up to five years old;
    • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR
    • A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  2. Be a resident of New York State, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Meet the income eligibility guidelines OR receive benefits from Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  4. Be assessed by a WIC health care professional.

Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC.

How do I apply for WIC?

Visit our How do I apply for WIC? information page to find out:

WIC's mission is to partner with you and your family, providing:

For more information on WIC:

How do I shop with my WIC checks?

During your WIC appointment, WIC staff will review with you how to shop using your WIC checks.

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