WIC is the special supplemental nutrition
program for women, infants and children.
supplemental, nutritious foods for low to moderate income
pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and
children up to the age of five who are at nutrition risk.
These foods are rich in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A
and C. These are key nutrients commonly lacking in the
diets of the WIC targeted population.
Breastfeeding promotion and support are integral parts of the
WIC program. Our agency has trained personnel who are
ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about
infant feeding choice and in instructing them in the basics of
Participants in the WIC program must meet the following
Be a resident of Florida or receive health care in
Florida. Undocumented immigrants are eligible to apply
as long as they reside in this state.
Be at nutrition risk. The assessment of nutrition
risk is made by a nutritionist or other health professional,
usually at the local WIC office at no cost to the participant.
Be income eligible. The family's income must not exceed
185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person
currently receiving Medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent
Children (AFDC), or Food Stamps automatically meets the income
eligibility requirement regardless of actual gross income.
Standards for eligibility and participation in the WIC
Program are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color,
national origin, age, sex or disability.
Information/Appointments: (850) 983-5250