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:
› $21,590/year for 1 person
› $29,101/year for family of 2
› $36,612/year for family of 3
› $44,123/year for family of 4
Add $7,511/year for each additional person
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
› provides immunizations and helps you keep track of your child's immunization records.:
› has the real answers about diet and nutrition.:
› can help you find health insurance.:
› can get you linked into some amazing services in your community, including things you might not know about.:
› gives you the chance to sit down with a Registered Dietician, something most insurance plans don't cover.:
› provides blood lead testing.:
› 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.
In accordance with Federal law and Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer (2/12).