WIC provides free food to women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, and infants and children up to age 5. A family may have many members participating in WIC.
To be eligible, you must:
› Be pregnant, or
› Be up to 6 months postpartum
› If breastfeeding, can be postpartum up to 1 year
› Have a child that is under the age of 5
You must also meet income guidelines determined by the State of Michigan as follows:
› $21,775/year for 1 person
› $29,471/year for family of 2
› $37,167/year for family of 3
› $44,863/year for family of 4
› $52,559/year for family of 5
› $60,255/year for family of 6
› $67,951/year for family of 7
(Pregnant woman is counted as one + the number of infants expected.)
WIC foods are provided on a Michigan Bridge card, which works just like a debit card. WIC will deposit healthy foods into your account each month. WIC Bridge cards can be used at thousands of grocery stores in Michigan, including the major chain stores like Meijer, Wal-Mart, Glen's, and Oleson's.
WIC provides the following healthy foods:
› Low-fat milk, cheese, and soy products
› Dried and canned beans and peanut butter
› Whole-grain cereals and whole-grain bread
› Real fruit juice
› Brown rice and whole-grain tortillas
› Canned tuna and salmon
› Fresh fruits and vegetables
› Infant foods, such as cereals, meats, vegetables and fruits
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› provides Fluoride Varnish Treatments and helps you give your child good oral care.
Call (800) 432-4121 for more information or to make an appointment.
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