Women Infants Children (WIC)
Marie Reed School
2250 Champlain Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
WIC (Women Infants and Children) is a supplemental food program that promotes good health for low to moderate- income mothers, infants and children. WIC food is high in nutrients such as protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A & C. WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of eligible applicants to the program by providing:
Who may enroll in the WIC Program?
- supplemental nutritious foods (cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, juice, beans, peanut butter, infant formula, juice and cereal) at no cost
- nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
- a means of saving money that can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, baby foods, and other foods that WIC does not provide
- screening referrals to other health, welfare and social services
- vouchers to buy WIC approved fruits and vegetables from authorized Farmers' Markets
- pregnant women
- breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday)
- non-breastfeeding postpartum women (after pregnancy ends or up to 6 months after the birth of an infant)
- Infants and children up to 5 years old who live in D.C., have a medical and/or nutritional risk, or meet our liberal income guidelines
To be eligible for WIC Program, you must meet all categorical, residential, income and medical/nutrition eligibility requirements. You may contact your local Children's Hospital WIC Clinic (listed above) to schedule an appointment to determine if WIC is a good fit for your needs.
For more information on WIC, check out the .
- Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center