WIC


WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT WIC PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                                                                    

ATTENTION: COVID-19 Announcement

 

The Connecticut WIC Program is here to support you.  All WIC offices are currently open for phone appointments ONLY.  If you have an upcoming appointment please contact your local WIC office to see what documents you may need to provide.  

If you are a WIC participant please visit our Approved Food Guide webpage for an expanded list of foods that have been approved for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are currently not a WIC participant but are looking to apply please visit our Find A Local Agency to find the local WIC office closest to you.

If you are a medical provider please visit our Medical Providers webpage for details about transmitting documents to a local WIC office or to DPH.

If you are a retailer or WIC vendor please visit our Retailers webpage for an updated list of WIC approved foods.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
  • Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).

What are the benefits?

  • Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
  • Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
  • Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
  • An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

 (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

              1400 Independence Avenue, SW

              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.