WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children offers:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Referrals
  • Nutritious Foods

Coming Soon to the NYS WIC Program

By 2019, NYS WIC participants will purchase foods using an electronic benefits transfer card called eWIC. The eWIC card will work like a debit card at the store. This will make the shopping experience easier and more efficient for participants and vendors.

Visit our More About eWIC page for more information.

WIC Welcomes You!

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women
  • Caregivers of infants and children up to age five

Want to see if you qualify? Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool. U.S. citizenship is not required.

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

  • WIC staff will provide a list of authorized stores, where you can shop using your WIC checks.
  • All authorized WIC stores, including pharmacies, must post a WIC cling or sign at the entrance of the store. This sign lets you know the store can accept WIC checks.
  • To see a list of foods that you can buy with your WIC checks, refer to the Current WIC Acceptable Foods Care section under Resources below.
  • If you have any questions, call your WIC local agency and they will assist you.
  • Note: Vendors are not required to stock all foods listed on the WIC Acceptable Foods Card.

WIC Welcomes You!

The poster is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Current WIC Acceptable Foods Card

WIC Pictorial Foods Guide

To help you choose the foods that your family likes.

Also available in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish.

WIC Food Items Weight Conversions

To help you create a WIC shopping list using metric weights.

Also available in the following languages:
Arabic, Bengal, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese Yiddish

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