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How Does WIC Work?

  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem.
  • The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.
  • WIC foods are selected to meet nutrient needs such as calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A & C.
  • Participants exchange WIC food benefits at approved retail grocery stores and pharmacies.
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 •  Michigan WIC Program Guidelines PDF icon
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