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Women Infants Children (WIC)



Main Location:
Marie Reed School
2250 Champlain Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-476-6986


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:
  • 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
Who may enroll in the WIC Program?
  • 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