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WIC is a nutrition education program that provides supplemental foods that promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women. Infant and children up to age five may also participate in this program. WIC services are free to eligible persons.

The program is administered by:

The Minnesota Department of Health
85 East 7th Place
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

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Eligibility is based on income guidelines for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who have a baby less than six months old
  • Infants and children up to five years old

Apply for WIC. 

Enroll in the WIC program:

Make an appointment at your Public Health Office. When you attend your appointment, the health professional will talk with you about your nutrition needs and determine eligibility.

If found eligible, you will be given benefits for nutritious foods. You will also receive a list of grocery stores where you can shop to exchange your benefit voucher for WIC approved foods.

Apply for WIC. 

Benefits of the WIC program:

You will receive nutritious foods at no cost. You and your children will receive nutrition counseling to help promote better eating and better health. You will save money; the extra money you save by using the WIC food benefits can be used to purchase other foods that WIC does not provide. WIC will provide nutrition education, referrals for healthcare, and support for breastfeeding moms.

Have Questions or Need Help?

We are available to provide you with guidance and support.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form[1]0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email: [email protected] This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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