The federally funded nutrition program called the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) aims to assist the nutritional needs of low-income women and their young children. Under the administration of the Florida Department of Health, the state of Florida offers the WIC program for their residents.

The Florida WIC Program provides:

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Information, resources and support for breastfeeding women
  • Healthy WIC food packages
  • Referrals to health care, immunizations and community services

Florida WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, a child less than 5 years old or an infant
  • Be a resident of Florida
  • Meet the WIC income guidelines. If you are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or Food Assistance, you are automatically income-eligible for WIC

To see if you qualify for the Florida WIC Program, you can use the WIC Prescreening Tool or contact your local WIC clinic to make an appointment. At the appointment, you must bring the following:

  • Child or infant you are applying for
  • Proof of immunization for each child you are applying for
  • Proof of income (payment stubs) or proof of enrollment in Medicaid, TCA or Food Assistance
  • Proof of address (1 document with current physical address)
  • Proof of identification (valid IDs)

The Florida WIC Program provides its participants healthy WIC food packages as well as a list of WIC-approved foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, 100% fruit juice, breakfast cereal and baby foods.

For more information on the Florida WIC Program, visit their website or call (850) 245-4202.