Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

For more information about Kenosha WIC office, please visit: http://www.rkcaa.org/



Purpose


The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.

Benefits


  • WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality
  • WIC reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy
  • WIC improves the growth of at-risk infants and children
  • WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
  • WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and post-partum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women
  • Pregnant women participating in WIC receive prenatal care earlier
  • Children enrolled in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and are better immunized
  • Children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate superior cognitive development
  • WIC significantly improves children's diets
  • WIC is cost-effective

Additional Information

For additional information visit the Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services - Wisconsin WIC Program website.