What is WIC?
WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and provides nutrition and breastfeeding services and supplemental foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday. We offer a wide-array of nutrition education, personalized breastfeeding support, and referrals to other public health programs.
WIC gives you resources, knowledge and tools to help you and support your family. It’s free for moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents and all Nevada families who qualify. We work hard to get the right personalized support for you and your family.
What does WIC Provide?
There are four key parts to the WIC program:
- Healthy Foods. WIC foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter/beans, cereal, juice, infant foods and formula.
- Breastfeeding Support. WIC provides breastfeeding education, support, and breast pumps to qualifying participants to help meet their breastfeeding goals.
- Nutrition Education. Nutrition information, tools and solutions for parenting, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
- Health Care Referrals. Personalized referrals to health services and other community resources.
WIC partners with other federal agencies, advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, technology companies, farmers, food manufacturers, vendors, and many more stakeholders. WIC recognizes that coordinating services and maximizing resources can minimize duplication of effort, and have a positive impact on our participants and their families.
Partnerships are critical to promoting and supporting the mission of the WIC program, and are part of the strong, ongoing commitment to providing benefits to WIC participants and their families. We invite stakeholders and healthcare professionals to partner with WIC to create a national environment that increases awareness of how WIC can help.
Statistical Data for Nevada WIC Program
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Analytics provides an interactive dashboard that hosts general data for the Nevada WIC Program. This dashboard is updated on the 20th of every month and contains data through the previous month for participation, food redemption, and other related analytics.