Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
WIC provides nutrition education and “checks” to purchase nutritional foods designed to supplement the family food budget. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to five (5) years old who have a health risk (such as anemia, underweight, overweight or history of pregnancy complications) can receive:
- nutrition education through a group or individually
- screening for nutritional risks
- growth monitoring
- referral to local health and human services
Who Qualifies? Pregnant women, new moms up to one-year postpartum, children up to five (5) years of age can qualify for the food packages.
Additional Pima County Health Department Services
Nutritional Programs - A listing of nutritional programs Family Support - Connecting families with parenting assistance at no cost
New Moms - Providing support for first-time pregnant women
Healthy Children - Education and support for pregnant and postpartum women
Child Immunizations - For children in need of vaccinations
Birth Control - Women's health and family planning