Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC provides healthy foods for kids up to five years old and pregnant women. WIC also offers nutrition education and breastfeeding support. Over half of all babies born in Washtenaw County participate in WIC!

WIC is for families with low or moderate incomes. View the income guidelines (PDF)

Call 734-544-6800 to schedule an appointment.

WIC Project FRESH

Girl at farmers market holding blueberryWIC Project FRESH offers $25 coupon booklets to WIC participants to buy fresh, local produce at farmers markets during the summer. 

If you've received Project FRESH coupons, October 31st (Halloween) is the last day to use them.

WIC Connect App

WIC Connect AppDownload the new WIC Connect app (PDF) to determine if you're eligible for WIC, request appointments, monitor your benefits, find WIC foods and more.

Services

Food Packages

WIC food packages provide foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk.

Nutrition Education

  • Infant and toddler feeding
  • Breastfeeding
  • Prenatal weight gain
  • Anemia or iron deficiency
  • Child growth and development and other nutrition related health issues
  • Immunizations

To access nutrition education online, go to the WIC Health website.

High Risk Nutrition Counseling

Registered Dietitians provide individualized high risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related health issues.

Health Care Referrals

Referrals for immunizations, substance abuse counseling and treatment, prenatal care, smoking cessation, lead screening, the Healthy Kids / MI Child program and more.

Breastfeeding Promotion & Support

  • Helps women feel comfortable breastfeeding
  • Provides tips on how breastfeeding can work around a busy schedule
  • Promotes the involvement of family, friends and the community to make breastfeeding successful
  • Peer counselors provide mother-to-mother support and encouragement 
  • Breast pumps for WIC moms returning to work or school

Find more information about breastfeeding on our Breastfeeding Education and Support page.

Other Food Resources

See our Food Resources and Healthy Eating page. Washtenaw County Health Department offers healthy food distributions here at 555 Towner, Ypsilanti on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Time is 2 to 3:30 p.m., or while supplies last. No proof of income needed. Food include fruits, vegetables, dairy and bread. Food choices may be different each month.