WIC or the Women, Infants and Children Program is a short-term intervention program that aims to influence the health and nutrition behavior of low-income families through nutrition education, counseling and other services. Under the administration of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the state of Kentucky operates a successful WIC Program.

Benefits of Kentucky WIC Participation

For many years, WIC has saved many lives and improved the health of countless women, children and infants all throughout the country. Because of this, WIC remains to be one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States.

The Kentucky WIC Program has helped its participants improve their diets, improve infant feeding practices, improve their preconception nutritional status and improve cognitive development for children.

Kentucky WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

Most applicants are eligible for the Kentucky WIC Program if they are enrolled in Medicaid, Food Stamps or KTAP, or

  • Are pregnant or a pregnant women in the family who receives Medicaid
  • Have a family member who receives KTAP
  • Have a household income that meets the WIC eligibility guidelines (185% of federal poverty level)

Use the WIC Prescreening tool to find out if you may be eligible to apply for the program.

Aside from nutrition education, the Kentucky WIC Program also offers nutrition education materials to their participants. Some of these tools include topics such as Breastfeeding: Planning Ahead, 3-5 Year-Old Feeding Guide and Food Safety.

For questions and other concerns, visit the Kentucky WIC website or contact them at (502) 584-3827.