The special supplemental nutrition program known as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) aims to help low-income mothers and their children with their nutritional needs. Under the administration of the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state of Georgia has the nation’s 5th largest WIC Program, serving participants at over 220 WIC locations all throughout the state.

The Georgia WIC Program provides:

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding resources and support
  • Nutrition assessment and health screening (includes medical history, height and weight measurements and hemoglobin check)
  • Vouchers for healthy foods
  • Referrals to other health and social services

Georgia WIC Program Objectives

  • Improve prenatal, infant and child care
  • Improve mothers’ breastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Improve participants’ nutrition awareness
  • Lessen the number of obese or overweight children
  • Utilize technology to maximize efficiency

Georgia WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

In order 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 at risk for nutritional deficiencies
  • Have a family income of or below 185% of the federal poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid

If you think you are eligible to apply, contact your local WIC clinic to make an appointment.

The Georgia WIC Program offers their participants vouchers for nutritious foods that include fresh fruit and vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, soy products, cereals and infant foods among others.

For other concerns, visit the Georgia WIC website or call them at (404) 657-2900.