WIC announces inaugural National Enrollment Week, October 10-14, 2022

National initiative aims to support more families with nutrition services for families and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 10, 2022 – Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) announced today the launch of National Enrollment Week from October 10-14, 2022. Throughout the week, state and local agencies across the country will share resources and information about nutrition services, breastfeeding support, and eligibility to support and enroll more families in the WIC program.

“WIC is committed to helping families by providing them with the education, resources, support, and tools that will empower them to make the best decisions when it comes to keeping their children healthy all year long,” said Stacy Davis, Health Equity & Community Partnerships Manager at the National WIC Association. “Our focus is healthy families and that looks different for each family.”

The WIC program provides:

  • Breastfeeding support and counseling
  • Breastfeeding tips and resources
  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

WIC serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. WIC is administered by 89 state agencies in 50 state health departments, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). It operates through 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites.

To learn more about WIC services and enrollment, contact your local WIC clinic.

About WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals, and access to health and social services, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. WIC is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered at the state and local level by 89 WIC state agencies.

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