WIC Nutrition Program

WIC (Women, Infant, Children) provides complete nutrition care for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website seeks to serve all Maine families with free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, and resources for growing families, including breastfeeding and chestfeeding information and support.

WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine. Applicants can be any of the following:

  • Women and birthing parents who are pregnant, breastfeeding, chest feeding, or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Non-birthing parents or guardians may apply for their children.

Services include Healthy Foods, Nutrition Education, Breastfeeding/Chest feeding Supports and referrals to other services. WIC improves Health Outcomes in families by early identification and referral for suspected hypertension, reduction in low birth weight and premature labor. Babies born to a mother using WIC is 33% less likely to die in 1st year of life.

See article here https://abcnews.go.com/Health/babies-born-mothers-wic-33-die-1st-year/story?id=67523105