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USDA Nutrition Program – It’s not just the food

Most people think the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program only provides free food for low income families. But did you know that it is actually a nutrition program developed and sponsored by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)? And free food is only the beginning of what this life-changing program does.

A safe pregnancy

WIC begins before your baby is even born. With checkups, nutr

ition advice, and referrals to community resources, your local WIC office helps make your pregnancy safer and healthier.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding makes a long-term difference in babies' lives, and WIC has breastfeeding experts and supplies to support both mothers and babies through this important time.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Did you know WIC also has a Farmers Market program?

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It's a win-win-support for local farms, and families and low-income seniors get fresh, healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

Nutrition and exercise education

From helpful tips about snacks for toddlers to recipes and smart budgeting, WIC has resources to support great nutrition and exercise for the whole family.

Join the program

You might be surprised to learn that you qualify for this program. The size of your family helps determine your eligibility, and higher incomes than you might expect qualify. What does this mean for you? You can keep your family healthy, get tips and recipes for smart, healthy eating, and engage your kids in new ways.

Want more good news?

Oregon WIC now has benefits loaded onto handy cards that swipe just like a debit card. Getting healthy foods for your growing kids is now easier than ever.


It's about more than food. It's about healthy families and healthy communities.

Learn more about WIC and see if you qualify at

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Oregon WIC does not discriminate.