WIC: Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
WIC provides nutrition education, referrals to other services and checks for healthy foods to pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, infants and children under age five who meet income guidelines or are on medical assistance. A family of three can make $36,612 (before taxes and deductions) and qualify for WIC.
Foods offered include fresh fruits and vegetables, cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, canned beans and infant formula that you purchase from local grocery stores. WIC supports breastfeeding of all babies; and provides breastfeeding support, classes and individual counseling for moms and babies.
To find out if you qualify for WIC, call the main Fargo office at 701-277-1455. This office is open:
- Monday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Dakota Department of Health WIC page
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), is a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.