Women, Infants and Children

 
 


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WIC serves babies and children up to age 5, pregnant women, and new mothers. Dads, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome at WIC too!

WIC is a health and nutrition program for growing families. Choosing healthy foods while you're pregnant, learning how to breastfeed and taking care of you and your family's nutrition is a big job. WIC is here to support you. We help families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services."

The benefits of the WIC Program include: 

  • Nutritious foods, such as milk, whole grains, cereal, eggs, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter or beans.
  • Breastfeeding information, support and breastfeeding counselors
  • Infants who are partially or not breastfed may receive iron-fortified formula
  • Nutrition and health information
  • Referrals to health and social services when appropriate

To find out if you qualify or to find out more information, call us at 507 328-7555.  Our staff can help answer your questions and schedule your appointments.  If participants do not understand English well, let our staff know and we can schedule an interpreter to be with you at your appointments.

If you do not live in Minnesota or Olmsted County call 800 WIC-4030 to find the WIC clinic closest to you.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: 202 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.