The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals and nutritious supplemental foods at no-cost to eligible pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, infants and children living in DuPage County.
WIC knows that good nutrition, starting with pregnancy, provides the best possible start for infants and children to grow up strong and healthy.
Breastfeeding counseling and access to free breast pumps for those in need
Family Case Managers work with WIC to support the health of clients and their children through clinic contacts and home visits by a public health nurse
Free health and nutrition screenings
Free nutrition counseling and education
Referrals for medical care, shots, and other services
WIC food benefits offer:
Cheese, Yogurt, Tofu
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Legumes (dried beans and peas)
Milk (cow's, lactose-free, soy)
Whole grain options, such as bread, brown rice, corn tortillas or oatmeal
Breastfeeding is the recommended infant feeding choice, however, infants who are not breastfed will receive iron-fortified formula.
Family income at 185 percent or less of the federal poverty level
Nutritional need (determined at the first WIC appointment)
Pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years of age