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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

What is WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Healthy foods
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to other resources

WIC is important because healthy foods help children grow and develop normally and good nutrition helps protect your family against health problems.

Nondiscrimination Statement
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The WIC Nondiscrimination Statement can be viewed here.

Do I Qualify?

You can participate in WIC if you are a Kentucky resident and one of the following:

  • Pregnant, or
  • Breastfeeding, or
  • Postpartum, or
  • A child 5 years old or younger.
 

A person who participates or has family members participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or TANF, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

To be eligible, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the amounts shown in the chart below. 
 
WIC Income Guidelines chart to provide members of the community with guidance on qualifying for WIC.

To see if you are eligible for WIC, you may also use the WIC Prescreening Tool. This Prescreening Tool is not an application for WIC. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your local WIC agency.

FOOD
LIST

Foods you or your children may receive include:

  • Infant formula
  • Milk and cheese
  • Juices
  • Eggs
  • Dried beans or peanut butter
  • Whole grains (bread, tortillas, brown rice, pasta)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Yogurt

FARMERS
MARKET

Farmers Markets are available in participating counties

WIC participants may use vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets.  These vouchers are in addition to the regular WIC food package.  

There is a one-time issuance to all WIC participants 5 months and older (until vouchers no longer available).  

ONLINE NUTRITION CLASSES

Online nutrition classes are available in participating counties.  

Follow-up nutrition education for eligible children may be offered through online education via wichealth.org. Follow-up nutrition education for eligible participants may be done as a group class. Group classes offer sharing of information and tips among participants. 

Participants/caretakers who complete online nutrition education are NOT required to come into the clinic.  

Harm
Reduction

Engaging with people who use drugs. Providing life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives. Learn about our programs and resources. 

Breastfeeding Promotion
& Education

Certified Lactation Counselors available to help make breastfeeding a successful, memorable experience for you and your little one!  Our sites are breastfeeding friendly with comfortable breastfeeding rooms available if desired.   Breastfeeding classes are held regularly in all counties.  Please call for more information or for any questions you might have about breastfeeding.

Download the WICShopper App Today!

Download and use the free app to make shopping easier! Scan barcodes for WIC eligibility, check your benefits, find recipes and more.

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