Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

What is WIC?


WIC is a health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. Dads, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children. WIC helps families buy healthy foods. It also is a source for nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, and for help finding healthcare and other community services.


What does WIC provide?


Nutritious Foods - 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.


Nutrition Education - At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition.


Breastfeeding Promotion

and Support - 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. Help with breastfeeding is available for moms who need it. WIC can also furnish a breast pump if needed.


Peer Counseling – women who plan to breastfeed can be paired up with a Peer Counselor at each of our clinic locations. The Peer Counselors work closely with moms to provide education and personalized support both prenatally and after baby is born, and help her meet her breastfeeding goals. Peer Counselors are also available outside normal WIC clinic hours - in the evenings and on weekends as needed.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for WIC:


  • Live in Oregon.
  • Be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant, or a child under 5 years old.


WIC foods included:


  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains including whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, tortillas, and oats
  • Milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry or Canned Beans
  • Canned fish
  • Tofu
  • Healthy cereals
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Eggs
  • Iron-fortified infant formulas
  • Infant Cereals
  • Baby food: fruits, vegetables, and meats


Special infant formulas and certain foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician or health professional for treating a medical condition.


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WIC is an equal opportunity program and employer.


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