WIC is a federally-funded, special supplemental nutrition program for income-eligible women, infants, and children. This program was designed to help improve the health and nutritional status of pregnant women, breastfeeding and postpartum mothers, infants, and children by providing education on how to make healthy food choices. It also provides food benefits for participants to purchase healthy foods at the grocery store, such as milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and wholesome cereals. Learn more about WIC and what to expect by watching this 6-minute video (YouTube)!
WIC offers tips and advice to help you feed your family in a healthy way.
We can also help you find a health care provider, apply for income-eligible insurance benefits, receive breastfeeding peer support, get needed immunizations, enroll in a free family home-visiting nurse program, and more!
We will issue each household a new WIC card, loaded with eligible food benefits to use when purchasing WIC-allowed foods for each participant at the grocery store.
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online: Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer
To apply for WIC in Carlton County you can:
Apply over the phone at:
Visit the Minnesota WIC website and click on “Am I eligible for WIC?”, to see if your income qualifies.