The state of Arizona, under the Arizona Department of Health Services, offers their own Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC), a nutrition program designed to teach pregnant women, breastfeeding women, children under the age of 5 and infants about health and nutrition.

Arizona WIC Program Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for the state’s WIC Program, you must:

  • Reside in Arizona
  • Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Women
  • Children under the age of 5 who are at nutritional risk
  • Be or below the 185% of the federal poverty guidelines

If you meet these requirements, contact your local WIC clinic for an appointment. At the appointed meeting, you must bring:

  • Anyone who’s enrolling in the program or anyone you’re applying for
  • Proof of residence and identity (valid IDs, driver’s license, bill with complete address)
  • Proof of income (paycheck, tax return or employer’s letter) 
  • Proof of participation in programs such as Food Stamps,TANF and AHCCCS (automatically eligible for income guidelines).

The Arizona WIC Program adopted a nutrition program called “Touching Hearts, Touching Minds” from the Massachusetts WIC Program. They offer plenty of colorful tools with various nutritional tips and lessons from real moms as well as a counseling tool for each lesson. These full-color nutrition tools can be viewed on Arizona WIC’s webpage or ordered from their warehouse.

Aside from a nutrition program, Arizona WIC also offers their participants nutritious food packages that include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, 100% juice, soy and goat’s milk and many more.

For more inquiries about the Arizona WIC Program, visit their website or call them at (602) 542-1886.