WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a federally funded nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify.
WIC allowable foods:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Cereal and whole grains
- Milk and cheese
- Tofu and soy beverage
- 100% fruit juice
- Peanut butter and beans
- Canned fish
- Baby foods and formula
WIC is for all kinds of families: single and married parents, working and unemployed parents. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under age 5, and you meet the qualifying criteria, you can apply for WIC.
You can participate if you:
- Live in Colorado
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman, and/or have children up to age of 5 yrs.
- Have family income less than WIC income Guidelines (shown below)
- If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF), Food Stamps(SNAP), or Medicaid, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC Income Guidelines
Effective July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
|For each additional family member, add:||+$7,696||+$642||+$148|
|*NOTE: If you are pregnant, count yourself as two.|
No application is necessary, simply call one of our offices nearest to you to schedule an appointment or inquire about WIC.
For your appointment you will need to bring proof of ID, proof of current income and current physical address, immunization records for children, and the individual/s participating in the program.
Women Infants Children (WIC) Locations
Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. WIC proudly serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Mineral, and Saguache counties. WIC services can be found at the following locations: