Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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.

Services Available

  • 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:
    • Baby foods
    • Cheese, Yogurt, Tofu
    • Eggs
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables
      • Starting June 1st WIC participants over the age of 1 will be getting extra benefits to buy fruits and vegetables. WIC participants will each receive $35 to buy fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables in June, July, August & September 2021. Make sure to use all your benefits each month as they do not roll over into the next month if unused.  To learn more click here.
    • Iron-fortified cereal
    • Juice
    • Legumes (dried beans and peas)
    • Milk (cow's, lactose-free, soy)
    • Peanut butter
    • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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
  • Residents of DuPage County

Non-Discrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. View the full non-discrimination statement (PDF).

Declaracion Completa de no Discriminacion

Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Ver la declaracion completa de no discriminacion (PDF).

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