Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

The Virginia WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated through local health departments and satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia.

Health Benefits

WIC provides high-quality nutritional care and food to our participants. The program provides the following foods:

  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Dried beans or peas
  • Eggs
  • Iron-fortified formula
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter

The purpose is to supply crucial nutrients such as the following:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C


The Virginia WIC Program serves low-income pregnant, lactating and postpartum women and children up to age five.