The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as WIC, serves to safeguard the health of low income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the agency responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.

WIC is an equal opportunity program. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap, write immediately to:
USDA, Director
Office Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

WIC LaGrange Office: (260) 499-4182, ext. 3

WIC Hotline: 1-800-522-0874

Nutrition Services:

1. Nutrition Assessment and Counseling
2. Issue eWIC Cards
3. Referrals for Health Care

Nutrition Education for Children and Adults:
1. Breastfeeding Services
2. Breastfeeding Education
3. Support Groups

WIC Foods:
These foods are free to: pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, and/or infants and children under 5 yrs old: Iron fortified formula, Iron fortified infant cereal, Vitamin C fortified juice Iron fortified cereal, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, dry beans, tuna, carrots, and more.

Qualifications:

1. Live in LaGrange County or a surrounding County.
2. Be eligible according to income guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture.
3. Be certified by a health professional at the WIC clinic as having a special need for supplemental foods.

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income
 1  $22,311  $1,860
 2 $30,044  $2,504
 3 $37,777 $3,149
 4  $45,510  $3793
 5  $53,243  $4,437
6  $60,976  $5,082

 

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income
 7 $68,709 $5,726
8 $76,442 $6,371

 

* Household means a group of people (related or not) who are living as one economic unit.
* If you are pregnant, count yourself as two (2).
* For households with more than 8 members, add $7,733 (annual income) and $577.00.

Quick Links

National Women’s Health Information Center
Nutrition.gov
Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
Public Charge and Nutrition Benefits: Effect on Immigration Status
The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
Vaccines and Immunizations – CDC

WIC Learning On-Line – The USDA Food and Nutrition Service in conjunction with the USDA National Agricultural Library/Food and Nutrition Information Center have developed this web-based course to provide continuing education and resources for State and local staff. This course is self-paced, user-friendly, and repeatable, designed to assist State and local staff in all areas of providing WIC nutrition services.

WIC Works Resource Center – developed through a partnership between FNS and the Food and Nutrition Information Center, this website serves health and nutrition professionals, particularly in local WIC agencies, with WIC-Talk discussions, links to training materials, and information on how to share your resources and recommendations.

Eligibility and Enrollment in WIC program — 27 States and New York City, 2007–2008

World Food Programme – the United National food aid agency
Child Health Online
Moms Helpline