Our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) division provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
WIC is Going Paperless!
At WIC, we are always working to serve you better, for a healthier Texas. Our new computer system will provide:
Appointment reminders by phone, text or email.
New and improved growth charts so you can see how your child is growing healthy and strong.
Shopping lists in English and Spanish.
What WIC Offers
Supports you and your child from pregnancy to delivery to raising a toddler.
Shares ways to stay healthy by offering classes, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, and shopping tips.
Connects you to other families to talk about healthy goals.
Answers your questions about good nutrition for your family.
Gives you personal attention from WIC breastfeeding experts, and extra benefits like breast pumps and special food packages.
Helps you find other health-care services near you.
Helps you buy the foods that you and your children need to stay healthy.
Get Healthy Foods and More!
There’s more to Texas WIC benefits than helping your family buy healthy foods. You can takeonline classes,meet with other families, and get one-on-one nutrition counseling so you can make smart choices and delicious family meals!
To be eligible, applicants must meet income guidelines, a residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at “nutrition risk” by a health professional. If you qualify, you’ll get a food package specially designed to meet your needs, and a Texas WIC card to use at the grocery store. It keeps track of your WIC food benefits and works just like a debit card.
Texas WIC food packages are full of the nutrients your family needs to grow healthy and strong, like fiber, calcium, and iron. Your food package could include:
Fruits and vegetables
100% fruit and vegetable juices
Milk, cheese, and yogurt
Whole grains like brown rice, whole-wheat tortillas, whole-wheat pasta, and whole-wheat bread
Baby foods and formula
Click here to learn more about our free breastfeeding support group, Mother's Milk Club!
24/7 Breastfeeding Support Cell Phone: (409) 392-7120