women, infant, children (wic) program

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. 


Find more WIC information here: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1000/Nutrition-WIC-Services


Am I Eligible for WIC?

Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it. WIC serves Kansas residents who are:

  • Breastfeeding, up to baby's first birthday
  • Infants and children under five years old
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth
  • Pregnant


WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need. 


Find out if you are eligible here:  https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1017/Information-for-Families


WIC Eligibility Guidelines: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9168/Eligibility-and-Income-Guidelines-PDF