Women, Infants & Children

WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental, nutritious foods for low to moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women; and infants and children from birth to the age of five who are at nutritional 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 breastfeeding.

Participants in the WIC program must meet the following criteria:

  • They must 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.

  • They must 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.

  • They must be income eligible. The family's income must not exceed 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Stamps automatically meets the income eligibility requirement regardless of actual gross income.

Am I Eligible?

The WIC Prescreening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits. This Prescreening Tool is not an application for WIC. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your WIC local agency. Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits by using the WIC Prescreening Tool.

Anti-discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call:

Milton, Jay, and Pace area - (850) 983-5250

Gulf Breeze and Navarre area - (850) 934-5170
 

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