All certified WIC participants are eligible to receive a supplemental food package in order to help meet their body's nutritional needs.
WIC-approved foods are high in certain nutrients, such as protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin C. These nutrients are needed in greater amounts by those in the categories served by WIC. A WIC participant's nutritional status is expected to improve as a result of the WIC benefits, including the supplemental food package that WIC provides.
Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children one to five years of age receive the following foods every month. The amounts differ for each participant category.
- Dry beans/ canned beans and/or peanut butter
- Whole Grain Bread
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Voucher
Breastfeeding participants who are not receiving any formula from WIC also receive:
Infant participants receive the following to one year of age:
- Infant cereal and infant fruit and vegetables are provided at six months of age. Infants who are fully breastfed (no formula) will receive twice the amount of baby food, fruits and vegetables, and also baby food meat.
- Iron-fortified infant formula is provided for infants whose mothers choose to not breastfeed or to only partially breastfeed.
Please contact the Nutrition Coordinator for the West Virginia WIC Program at 304-558-0030 with any questions.
NOTE: WIC is a supplemental program and does not provide all the foods that participants may require for healthy growth and development.