Have questions? Check the FAQs below to find answers to the most common WIC questions.
- Pregnant Women - from the 1st trimester!
- Mothers of babies up to 6 months old
- Mothers who are breastfeeding babies up to 12 months old
- Infants & children up to 5 years old
If you're pregnant, a caregiver, or a mom with a child under5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family. Caregivers with a low to medium income and those who are part of other programs such as foster care, medical assistance, or SNAP are eligible. Contact your local office for details.
- Pregnant Women
- Foster Parents
Complete your prescreening test today to see if you qualify for WIC.
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Yes, participation in WIC is for a set period of time and is only for pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children up to age 5.
WIC agencies provide nutrition screening and education, specific supplemental foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and social services for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.
WIC provides specific foods to supplement the dietary needsof participants to ensure good health and development. Food packages typicallyinclude iron-fortified infant cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, whole grains, peanutbutter, beans, fruits, vegetables, and juice.
See a list of WIC foods.
- Proof of DC residency
- Proof of income
- Proof of identity (i.e. picture ID, drivers license)
- Baby or child& their birth certificate or hospital discharge papers