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Women Infant Children (WIC)

WIC stand for Women Infant & Children. It is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that promotes proper growth and development by providing:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Nutritious Foods
  • Referrals to Other Services

Evidence has proven that WIC participants have better birth outcomes, significant improvement in diet/nutrition, children with improved intellectual development, higher enrollment in medical care and better breastfeeding rates.

WIC may be able to help you if you are…

  • A pregnant woman or breastfeeding up to one year after giving birth
  • A new mother, up to six months after giving birth; or
  • Have an infant or children up to age 5
  • Are working with limited income, no income or meet income guidelines
  • Live in Illinois
  • Have a medical or nutritional risk and want to improve your family’s health with good nutrition.

WIC provides healthy foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, fruits and vegetables, cereal and whole grains, dry or can beans/peas, peanut butter, juice and iron-fortified infant formula.

Are you eligible for WIC?

Complete your WIC Nutrition Education

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click link below for full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


WIC Services Offered


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

One evening clinic in Beardstown
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Services by appointment
call 323-2182 or 452-3057

Translator Available:
Monday thru Thursday at Beardstown

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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