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WIC - Women, Infants and ChildrenThe Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves the lifelong health and nutrition of pregnant women, new mothers (breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding), infants, and children under the age of 5, by providing nutrition education, nutrient-rich supplemental food, and health and social service referrals. Raising Healthy Children Curriculum is offered to WIC families at risk for childhood obesity. Click here to find the nearest WIC site to you or please call: 904 - 253 - 1500.

What is WIC?

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps because it provides:
  • Healthy foods
  • Nutrition education to help families eat better and save money on food
  • Breastfeeding information and support

Who is eligible for WIC?

To be eligible for WIC, you must be:
  • A pregnant woman
  • A breastfeeding woman
  • A woman who just had a baby or
  • An infant or child under 5 years old

Eligibility Guidelines

WIC income guidelines are 185% of the most current U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. These income guidelines are periodically changed. Please check with your local WIC office for the most current income guidelines. This table is provided for your information only. The actual WIC income eligibility determination is done at the local WIC office. All applicants must bring proof of ALL household income to the local WIC office.

WIC Income Guidelines

For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as 1 extra person in the household size.

Size of Household Monthly Income Before Taxes and Deductions
1 $1,800
2 $2,426
3 $3,051
4 $3,677
5 $4,303
6 $4,929
7 $5,555
8 $6,181

Revised 5/5/2014

Click here to visit the Florida Department of Health WIC page.

Breastfeeding Education and Support Program

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of nutrition services. The program strives to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding among women. The program provides:

  • Home Visits
  • Breastfeeding Café
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Loan of Electric Breast pumps

For more information on breastfeeding initiatives or questions regarding locating a breastfeeding consultant, please call (904) 253-2361 or call the Breastfeeding Warmline at (904) 253-2083.

Pasco County Dietetic Internship Program

Department of Health employees classified as Nutrition Educators may qualify as a candidate for the Pasco County Dietetic Internship Program (The Department of Health’s State Dietetic Internship Program). Interested Nutrition Educators must have been employed with the Department of Health for at least 2 years to qualify in Duval County. Invitations are extended to Nutrition Educators meeting the screening qualifications and have received the final approval from the Director of the Division of Nutrition & Chronic Diseases Prevention. For more Information contact link: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdpasco/DI_Web/dihome.htm