Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program

Provides Nutritous Food and Nutrition Education

The WIC program provides nutritious food and nutrition education to all participants. Breastfeeding support is available to breastfeeding participants.

 Program Eligibility

Categories of participants that are eligible for WIC include:

  • Infants
  • Children under age five
  • Pregnant women (up to 6 weeks after delivery)
  • Postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery)

Applicants must live in Will County and meet income requirements that are set by the Federal Government.  Certain applicants are eligible based on their participation in other programs such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Food Stamp eligibility.  Nutrition and medical risk eligibility are determined at the time of the WIC appointment.  Call the office in your area for an appointment or for more specific information. This service is provided free of charge for eligible participants


WIC Program Offers Food Packages and Nutritional Counseling

Services Provided by the WIC Program

In Illinois, over 40 percent of all babies born are on the WIC program. WIC is often the entry point into the health care system for WIC participants. Recent studies have shown that WIC participation reduces fetal deaths, infant deaths, low birth weight, and iron deficiency anemia. It also helps to increase immunization rates of children.
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