The Arkansas Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, administered by the Arkansas Department of Health offers nutritional help for pregnant women, new mothers, children below 5 and infants.

The Arkansas WIC Program provides:

  • Information, support and counseling for breastfeeding women.
  • WIC food packages that include healthy baby foods complete with fruits and vegetables (infants), fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables (children and women), fruit juices and soy-based beverages and whole grains. The Arkansas WIC Program has recently partnered with Nestle Gerber to provide infant formulas.
  • Nutrition Education covering various lessons related to good nutrition and general health. There are individual lessons for pregnant women, postpartum women, children and infants.
  • Referrals for other health services.

Arkansas WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children under the age of 5 and infants qualify for the state’s WIC Program if:

  • They are residents of Arkansas
  • They have a nutritional need such as anemia, being overweight or underweight and other medical conditions. A WIC professional will perform an assessment on the applicants at any local WIC clinic.
  • They have an income of or below WIC guidelines (185% of poverty) or receive Medicaid, ARKids, TEA or SNAP (Food Stamps)

WIC applicants must visit their local WIC clinic and bring the following:

  • Proof of residence and identity 
  • Proof of income
  • Child or children you are applying for

For more information and other Arkansas WIC program concerns, visit their website or contact them through (501) 661-2473.