Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use
Check out the report for more information on how to break down barriers to participation, identify strategies for your state, community or program, and to make the case for WIC.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — known as WIC — provides low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and improved access to health care in order to prevent nutrition-related health problems in pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.
Quick Facts: 2018 WIC Participation
- Approximately 6.9 million women, infants, and children relied on the WIC program each month.
- Each month, WIC provided nutritious food to approximately: 3.5 million children, 1.7 million infants, and 1.6 million women.
- WIC was created in 1974 in response to the realization that inadequate nutrition poses real dangers to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children.