Under the administration of the Department of Health, Rhode Island has a WIC Program of their own. The supplemental nutrition program stands for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is designed to serve low-income mothers and their children through nutrition education and counseling, healthy food packages and other health-related assistance.

The WIC Rhode Island Program provides:

  • Information, resources and support for breastfeeding women
  • Nutrient-rich food packages which include foods rich in calcium, iron, protein and vitamins A, C and D
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Immunization assessment and screening
  • Referrals to other health programs and services

Rhode Island WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Be a resident of Rhode Island
  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, a child below the age of 5 and an infant
  • Meet the WIC income eligibility guidelines. If you participate in assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, School Lunch Program and the like, you automatically become income-eligible for WIC
  • Have a medical or nutritional risk which will be determined by a WIC professional

To apply, call your nearest WIC clinic and they will assist you what documents to bring to your appointment.

The Rhode Island WIC Program offers healthy food packages as part of their program. These nutritious foods include: 

  • Canned Single Strength Juice
  • Frozen Concentrated Juice
  • Shelf Stable Juice
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Tofu
  • 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • Whole Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Cereal
  • Dried or Canned Beans and Peas or Peanut Butter
  • Fresh, Canned, and Frozen Fruit
  • Fresh, Canned and
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Infant Formula
  • Baby Food
  • (Vegetable and Fruit)
  • Baby Food Meat
  • Infant Cereal
  • Canned Fish

For more information, visit the Rhode Island WIC Program’s website or call (401) 222-4604.