Garrett County Health Department
WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is a federally funded program which provides nutritious foods, health screening, nutrition counseling and referrals to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five.
WIC is an equal opportunity program. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, Washington, DC 20250.
WIC helps women eat better and deliver healthier babies. Infants born to WIC moms weigh more and grow better. Children who eat WIC foods eat diets richer in iron and Vitamin C. WIC works Wonders. Studies about WIC show that WIC lowers Medicaid costs, contributes to longer gestation periods, higher birthweights and lower infant mortality. WIC promotes breastfeeding and offers support to families who so choose to breastfeed their babies.
WIC provides benefits which participants exchange for nutritious foods including milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter or dried beans, eggs, infant formula, infant juice and cereal.
WIC also provides:
breastfeeding support and electric pump loan for special needs
nutrition education and information
Farmers Market Nutrition Program check
To be eligible for WIC in Garrett County you must:
live in Garrett County
be income eligible:
participate in an associated program such as Maryland Children’s Health Program, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Energy Assistance, Free or Reduced School Lunch, Pharmacy Assistance, etc.
Fall within program income guidelines
be a pregnant or new mom, breastfeeding woman, infant or child up to age 5
have a nutritional risk:
medical risk such as anemia, underweight or over weight, complication or poor pregnancy outcomes
diet based risk
based on health screening, health and diet history