Women Infants & Children
WIC is a federal program designed to provide supplemental food to low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five.
The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has proven to be effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems.
Supplemental food vouchers and cash value vouchers are issued to participants and can be used to purchase approved food items at any of the 900+ participating WIC authorized grocery stores and pharmacies.
Who is eligible?
Participants must be a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, infant or child under the age of 5. Participants must be a Tennessee resident, meet the income guidelines and be determined to be at nutritional or medical risk.
USDA's WIC PreScreening Tool can assist you in determining whether or not you are eligible to receive WIC benefits. Note: This PreScreening Tool is not an application for WIC benefits.
What is "nutritional risk"?
Two major types of nutritional risk are recognized for WIC eligibility:
- Medically-based risks, such as anemia, underweight, maternal age, history of pregnancy complications, or poor pregnancy outcomes.
- Diet-based risks, such as inadequate dietary pattern.
Nutritional risk is determined by a health professional such as a physician, nutritionist or nurse and is based on federal guidelines. This health screening is free to program applicants.
Madison County WIC
589 East College Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 731-423-3020 OR CALL 1-800-DIAL-WIC (1-800-342-5942)