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About Us

Families on WIC tend to eat healthier and are able to stretch their family food dollar further.  They also, through WIC, are more aware of health and family services that they may qualify for.

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children that serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious supplemental foods, health and nutrition screening and education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare.

Natrona County WIC FAQ

What is the WIC Program?
The Wyoming Women, Infants, and Children Program provides food and nutrition information to help pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under the age of five stay healthy and strong.

What services and foods are provided by WIC?
The WIC Staff is a caring team of experts who provide:

Counseling on how to use WIC-approved foods to improve health.

A WYO W.E.S.T. card to buy foods that keep you healthy and strong.
Fresh vegetables and fruit.
Juice
Cereal, whole grain bread, brown rice, oatmeal.
Corn
Whole wheat tortillas
Peanut Butter, Dried beans/peas and canned beans.
Canned tuna, Canned salmon, and eggs.
Infant foods: Formula, vegetables, fruits, meats, and cereals.

Immunization screening and referrals.

Discussion on food shopping recipes, taking care of babies, and how to breastfeed.

Information on good eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding and how to feed your child.

Referrals to doctors, Public Health Nursing, dentists, and programs like SNAP (Food Stamps), POWER, Medicaid, Kid Care CHIP, Best Beginnings, Children's Special Health Services, Heat Start, Cent$ible Nutrition Program, day care, and fuel assistance.

Who is eligible for WIC benefits and services?
Wyoming Residents

Pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, infants, or children under 5 years of age.

Persons with nutritional needs.

The household income is less than or equal to the income guidelines below.

You are automatically income eligible to WIC if you currently receive POWER, SNAP, or Medicaid.

Fathers, guardians, or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.

How do families apply for WIC?
To set up an appointment, call the WIC program nearest you or call 1-800-994-4769 for assistance. Local WIC program staff will tell you what to bring to your appointment.

WIC focuses on the link between good nutrition and good health.  WIC was established in 1972 as a pilot project following a national survey that found anemia and inadequate growth to be common among American children in low-income families.  The WIC Program became permanent in 1974 and was begun in Wyoming in August of 1980.

WIC is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutition Services.  It provides services to as many eligible individuals as funding allows.  About 53 percent of all babies born in the United States participate in WIC.

Research has shown that:
WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality.
WIC reduces low birthweight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy.
WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children.
WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children.
WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum 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 have more up to date immunizations.
WIC helps get children ready to start school: children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate improved intellectual development.
WIC significantly improves children’s diets.
Each dollar spent on WIC saves Medicaid $1.77 to $3.13 in health care costs.

WIC services include:

Nutrition counseling and education
Breastfeeding promotion and support
Health screening
Medical and social service referrals
Monthly supplemental food packages