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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:
February Featured Classes:
  • February 10th, 3 pm. Baby Wearing
  • February 18th, 9 am Cloth Diapering on the Cheap
  • February 18, 11 am Working Mamma
  • February 18, 2 pm. Breastfeeding
  • February 18, 3 pm. Understanding Your Newborn
  • Secrets for Picky Eaters
  • February 24, Deadline for online classes
  • February 6, Tyak Dental at Main
  • February 11, Tyak Dental at Clatskanie
  •  Spanish Appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 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 

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

We'll Be Near You:

  • January 10, 9:30-1, Scappoose Grace Lutheran Church
  • January 11, 9:30-1, Rainier Senior Center with Tyak Dental
  • January 12, 9:30-1, Clatskanie 1010 NE 5th
  • January 13, 9:30-1, Vernonia Health Center