The Maine WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is a federally-funded nutrition program designed to assist thousands of low-income Maine families and help children to grow up strong and healthy. Under the administration of the Maine Division of Local Public Health, the Maine WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental nutritious food packages to its participants.

What the Maine WIC Program Provides

Nutrition Education

Part of WIC’s mission is to provide its participants with good nutrition information and healthy habits. The WIC staff works closely with health care providers referring WIC participants to health care and immunization, substance abuse counseling and treatment and other health services.

Breastfeeding Support

WIC provides breastfeeding resources like breast pumps, educational materials and support for breastfeeding women.

Food Benefits

WIC provides nutritious food packages including fresh fruits and vegetables, infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, eggs, milk, cheese, dried and canned beans and peas, canned fish and many more.

Referrals

The Maine WIC Programs provides their participants with a list of helpful resources including other Maine health, family and social services.

Maine WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Reside in the state of Maine, including migrants working in Maine
  • Be a Pregnant and breastfeeding woman as well as a woman who had a baby in the last 6 months
  • Be an Infant or child up to the age of 5, including adopted and foster children

For more information and other concerns, visit the Louisiana WIC website or call them at (207) 287-3991.