Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition consultations
  • Breastfeeding information, support and referrals
  • Free, healthy food to supplement what you already buy
  • Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, lactation support, and other services that can benefit the whole family
  • Nutrition and health education on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding, and shopping on a budget
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC. You can participate in WIC if you:
  • Live in Colorado
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding, and/or have a child under 5 years
  • Have a family income less than WIC guidelines
  • If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps or Medicaid, you are automatically WIC income eligible
  • Foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC