Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
What is WIC?
WIC is a federally funded special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps eligible families save money, eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy at no cost to the family.
For eligibile families, WIC provides:
- Healthy foods
- Health screenings
- Health and nutrition information
- Help from licensed registered dietitians
- Breastfeeding information and support
- Referrals to health and social services
Who is Eligible for WIC?
- Be a resident of Idaho
- Meet income guidelines (currently extended through June 30, 2011)
- Be pregnant or be breastfeeding a baby under one year of age or have just had a baby or
- Have an infant or a child under the age of five
Click here to download the WIC Application (Solicitud para WIC).
Breastfeeding Support Services Available Through WIC
The WIC Program and Eastern Idaho Public Health District promote and support breastfeeding. Through the WIC program, clients receive breastfeeding information and support from certified lactation consultans and PEER Counselors. PEER Counselors are WIC mothers with breastfeeding training and experience. They teach classes, offer information through mailings and phone calls. They also make home visits when needed. This is a free service to WIC moms, with the goal of providing them with a source of information and encouragement, in the end leading to breastfeeding success.
Click here to learn more about WIC's Breastfeeding Program.
Where Can I Find WIC?
WIC has local offices all over Idaho. If you live in Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, or Teton Counties, click here to find your local WIC office.
For WIC offices outside of Eastern Idaho Public Health District's region, you may contact the Idaho CareLine by calling 2-1-1 to find the WIC office nearest you.
For More Information
For more information about Idaho's WIC program, visit:
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare's WIC Program
Return to EIPHD home page.