Administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the state of Texas operates one of the most successful WIC Programs in the country, serving over 900,000 women, infants and children each month.

WIC program or the Women, Infants and Children is a special nutrition program that helps mothers and their young children learn about eating well and staying healthy through nutrition education, counseling, healthy food packages and referrals to other health and social services. 

Texas WIC Program Mission 

The Texas WIC program has the main goal to educate and teach mothers all over the country about the proper nutrition for babies and young children. 

Texas WIC Program Vision 

Texas WIC’s vision is to see more and more healthy women and children by providing effective nutrition education and services, healthy and nutritious foods as well as referrals to the right health and human services. All of these will be delivered with integrity and high respect for those who are served. 

Who can apply for the Texas WIC Program? 

Pregnant women, breastfeeding women (up to the child’s 1st birthday), postpartum women (up to 6 months after giving birth), infants and children (up to their 5th birthday) are eligible to apply for the program. Marriage is not a requirement for application. Fathers can enroll their child/children in WIC. 

Texas WIC Program Eligibility Requirements 

If you meet the categorical requirements, you will be eligible to apply for the Texas WIC Program if: 

  • Live in Texas
  • You are at nutritional risk
  • You meet the WIC income guidelines

For question and other information on the Texas WIC Program, please visit their website or call them at (512) 341-4400.