The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is a federally-funded program that aims to improve access of nutritious foods and promote healthier eating and lifestyles to low-income women and their children. Under the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana operates a successful WIC Program. They serve an average of 167,877 women, infants, and children monthly in more than 145 WIC clinics across the state.

The Indiana WIC Program provides:

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Information, resources and support for breastfeeding women
  • Supplemental healthy foods designed to meet special nutrition needs
  • Health screening and assessment
  • Referral and assistance to other Indiana health, family and social services

Indiana WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Be a resident of the state of Indiana
  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, a child below the age of 5 or an infant
  • Be at nutritional risk. The criteria and parameters that indicate risk will be determined and assessed by a WIC professional
  • Must meet the WIC income eligibility guidelines (currently set at 185% of the federal poverty level). Families receiving Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid are income-eligible for the Indiana WIC Program

If you think you qualify, call the nearest WIC clinic in your area to schedule an appointment. If you don’t know where the WIC clinic is in your community, check this clinic location map.

For questions and other concerns, visit the Indiana WIC website or follow them on Twitter (@IndianaWIC).