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Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a special supplemental food program that provides nutritious foods, milk, juice, formula and other items to low income pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to the age of five.

WIC has been shown to improve the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children.  The foods provided through WIC are a good source of essential nutrients that are often missing from the diets of woman and young children.  WIC participants have longer, healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.

WIC is committed to improving the health of eligible participants by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health and social programs.

The goal of the WIC Program is to decrease the risk of poor birth outcomes and improve the health of participants during critical stages of growth and development.

You are eligible for WIC if you live in Oregon, are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or child under 5 years of age, have a nutritional need, have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines for the program or receive TANF, SNAP or the Oregon Health Plan.

Why get WIC for your family?

  • Women on WIC eat better, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.
  • Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
  • Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctor regularly.

What you get with WIC:

  • Answers to your nutrition questions.
  • Breastfeeding help and a breast pump program for moms who are returning to school or work or have a medical need.
  • Help getting other services.
  • Immunization review and referral.
  • Information on how to feed your child, prenatal care, breastfeeding and much more.
  • Vouchers to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong:

Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Juice, Peanut butter, Cereal, Dried Beans or Peas, and Fresh or Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Contact us:
July Featured Classes:
  • July 11, 2 pm. Breastfeeding
  • July 11, 3 pm. Understanding Your Newborn
  • Supermarket Basics: Top Tips for Better Shopping
  • July 31, Deadline for online classes
  • July 27, Tyak Dental at Main
  • July 14, Tyak Dental at Vernonia
  • You may also attend online classes; to log in you will need the 8 digit number on the back of your eWIC card:

                     online WIC classes 

  • New WIC food list starting October 1st!
  • Visit our WIC Pinterest Page: pinterest.com/colcowic.
  • E-WIC is here!

We'll Be Near You:

  • July 11, 9:30-1, Scappoose Branches Church
  • July 12, 9:30-1, Rainier Senior Center
  • July 13, 9:30-1, Clatskanie 1010 NE 5th
  • July 14, 9:30-1, Vernonia Health Center