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WIC Nutrition Program


WIC (Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep children under 5 and pregnant and breastfeeding women healthy. To do this, WIC provides: 

·         Personalized nutrition consultations

·         Checks to buy free, healthy food

·         Tips for eating well to improve health

Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family

WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

You can participate in WIC if you live in Massachusetts, have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this), are a child under 5 or a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, and have a family income within WIC guidelines (see below). Many working families are eligible for and participate in WIC. Check these guidelines to see if WIC might be right for your family or someone you know:

Household Size

Yearly
Income

Monthly
Income

Weekly
Income

1

$17,223

$1,436

$332

2

23,106

1,926

445

3

28,989

2,416

558

4

34,872

2,906

671

5

40,755

3,397

784

6

46,638

3,887

897

7

52,521

4,377

1,010

8

58,404

4,867

1,124


For additional information, call 1-800-WIC-1007 or visit www.mass.gov/wic.

 

 
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