WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a special supplemental nutrition program aimed to assist the health needs of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children (5 years old and below) and infants. WIC provides nutrition education, healthy food packages, breastfeeding support and promotion and referrals to other health, family and social services. The State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals administers the WIC Program in the Pelican State.

Services offered by the Louisiana WIC Program

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding education, resources and support
  • Child immunization 
  • Referrals to other health or social services such as Medicaid, Family Planning, Food Stamps, TANF and LaChip
  • Nutritious WIC food packages that include milk, juice, cheese, eggs, beans, whole wheat bread, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, infant formula and infant cereal.

Who is eligible for the Louisiana WIC Program?

Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and children 5 years and below who:

  • Reside in Louisiana
  • Have a nutrition-related problem
  • Meet the WIC income requirements (below 185% of the federal poverty level)

If you think you qualify for the Louisiana WIC Program, contact the nearest WIC clinic in your community to arrange an appointment. At the said appointment, you must bring the following documents:

  • Proof of income (pay stub showing “gross income”, current income tax records, letter from employer with salary amount)
  • Proof of address (rent/mortgage receipt, current utility bill)
  • Proof of identification for each person applying for WIC (driver’s license, birth certificate)

For questions and other concerns, visit the Louisiana WIC website or contact them directly through (225) 342-8064.