Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
Welcome to Minnesota WIC - Videos
Using Your WIC Card - Video
My Minnesota WIC App - PDF
What is WIC?
- Is a nutrition and breastfeeding program
- Helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy
- Provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods and referrals to health and other social services
Who can participate in WIC?
- Pregnant Women
- Breastfeeding Women (may be eligible up to 12 months postpartum)
- Women who have had a baby within the past six months (non breastfeeding)
- Infants from birth to 1 year of age
- Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday
What are the eligibility requirements for the Fond du Lac WIC Program?
- You must be eligible for services through Fond du Lac Human Services Center
- You or your child have a nutritional risk or could benefit from nutritious foods
- You must meet income guidelines
How can I sign up for WIC?
- To sign up for WIC at either Center for American Resources (CAIR—Duluth) or Min No Aya Win Clinic (MNAW—Cloquet):
- Call us at 218-878-2115
- or Apply for WIC Online
Can WIC Improve Health?
- Studies show that pregnant women using WIC services:
- Eat more of the foods that provide key nutrients needed for babies to grow and develop well
- See doctors earlier during their pregnancies
- Have more babies delivered full term
- Have more babies born at a healthy weight
- Studies show that for infants whose mothers used WIC services during their pregnancy:
- Infant mortality is reduced and more babies are born without significant health problems
- Studies show that children on WIC:
- Eat more of the foods that provide key nutrients (like vitamin A, vitamin C and iron)
- Are more likely to grow and develop well during childhood
- Have better blood iron levels (less iron-deficiency anemia)
- Are more likely to see a doctor regularly for check-ups and to get their shots on time
- Are better with words and have a better memory for numbers
- Studies also show that:
- $1.77 to $3.13 is saved in Medicaid costs for every $1.00 the WIC program spends serving pregnant women.
- Pregnant women using WIC services have fewer babies that weigh too little (less than 5 and 1/2 pounds) when born. It costs an extra $30,000 to $70,000 to help a small baby grow to a normal weight.