WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other healthy and nutrition services.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements: be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and be a resident of Wisconsin; and be income eligible; and have a health or nutrition need.
Benefits Received by WIC Participants All participants receive: Screening for nutrition and health needs, Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health, Benefits to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong, Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin Works (W-2) and Head Start.
Women receive: WIC foods. Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Help with starting or continuing breastfeeding. Infants receive: Help with starting or continuing breastfeeding. Infant formula, if needed. Immunization referrals. Parents/caregivers receive information on taking care of babies.
Children receive: WIC foods. Immunization referrals. Parents/caregivers receive information on food shopping, recipes and feeding a child. Health benefits of WIC: Premature births reduced Low birth, weight reduced, Long-term medical expenses, Reduced Food Benefits on: Fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned) 100% juice Whole wheat/whole grain foods: 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice, soft corn or whole wheat tortillas, Cereals, Beans, peas, lentils (canned or dried), Peanut butter, Canned fish (light tuna or pink salmon), Milk, eggs, cheese, Infant cereals, fruits and vegetables, and meats, Formulas and Medical Nutritionals: Standard contract formulas, Exempt (special) formulas for infants and children with special needs, Medical foods for children and women with special needs.
St. Croix Tribal Child Care Assistance Program “CCDF”
The St. Croix Tribal Child Care Assistance Program works with low-income families and child care providers to meet the child care needs of working tribal families.
CCDF is a federal program that provides States, Indian tribes, and territories with funding to help low-income families access child care for their children through certificates, grants, or contracts.