Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services to Kansas families who qualify. It is a public health program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and healthy behaviors among WIC clients. The Kansas WIC Program provides nutrition education and support to families at critical periods:
During pregnancy, support for both mother and her growing infant.
After delivery, help new mothers and infants stay healthy during the first year.
Successful breastfeeding, encourage mothers to exclusively breastfeed providing support to assure both mom and baby's success.
Children ages 1 to 5, support parents in their decisions that impact their child's life-long eating habits and healthy behaviors.
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy by providing:
Personalized nutrition information and support
Checks to buy healthy food
Tips for eating well to improve health
Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more. We encourage you to take advantage of all that WIC offers.