What is WIC?
What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a federally funded public health nutrition program providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum, infants, and children up to age 5.
How Do I apply for WIC?
To apply for WIC in Miami-Dade County call 786-336-1300 to make an appointment at your nearest WIC office. For breastfeeding information contact our helpline at 786-336-1336. To apply outside Miami-Dade County call 1-800-342-3556. You may use the WIC Prescreening Tool to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.
Are you having an event in the community?
The WIC program provides outreach in various events, workshops, seminars and conferences. If you would like to have our program attend your event, please complete the Outreach Vendor Request Form and send via email to the WIC Program.
What are WIC Health Outcomes?
Numerous studies show that WIC is effective and helps:
- Reduce premature births
- Reduce low and very low birth-weight babies
- Reduce fetal and infant deaths
- Reduce the incidence of low-iron anemia
- Increase access to prenatal care earlier in pregnancy
- Increase pregnant women’s consumption of key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and Vitamins A and C
- Increase immunization rates
- Improve diet quality
- Increased access to regular health care
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