wic-online-classesWIC stands for Women, Infants and Children and it is a special supplemental nutrition program whose goal is to educate pregnant women, new mothers and young children how to stay healthy by eating well and learn the important aspects of nutrition.

The WIC program is dedicated to providing the proper nutrition education and counseling as well as access to nutritious foods and health care for women, infants and children which don’t have a high income.

The WIC classes are meant to be easy and convenient and you can access these courses any time, 24 hours a day. This way you can complete the class whenever you have a bit of spare time.

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Who is Eligible for WIC Online Classes?

One of the frequent questions people ask is who can apply for WIC classes and what are the requirements for attending an online class?

The persons eligible for WIC program are:

  • pregnant women
  • any woman who is breastfeeding a baby under 12 months of age
  • any woman who gave birth to a baby in the last six months
  • if you are a parent, step-parent, guardian or foster-parent of an infant or child under the age of 5 you can apply for your child.

You don’t have to be married in order to be eligible for WIC program. If you have a job or a private health insurance you can easily apply for WIC without any worries.

If you are the father of a child that is 5 years old or younger you cannot apply for WIC class but you can enroll your children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can bring their children to the classes, attend the nutrition lessons and receive the benefits for their children. WIC programs encourage the active participation of fathers which helps maintaining WIC children healthy.

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How many WIC classes do you need to complete to get credit?

To get your credit for attending your WIC online class you need to complete one class prior to your class appointment. Remember that each class certificate is valid for only three months and if your certificate expired, meaning is older than three months you might need to complete another class. 

Do you need to complete a specific WIC class?

Fortunately no, there is no specific class you need to complete. You can attend any class that looks more interesting to you.

And you can complete more than one class but each class certificate is valid for only three months, so keep that in mind.

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Resources: dshs.state.tx.us