WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

Wisconsin Women, Infants, and Children

The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other healthy and nutrition services.

How You Can Apply

To apply for WIC, contact a local WIC office near you. To find out more about WIC and other programs for which you may be eligible, call toll-free: 1-800-722-2295 (Maternal and Child Health Hotline). The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY and interpreter services are available.

Nondiscrimination Statement


WIC Dietetic Internship

In March of 2016, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 402 into law.  This bill establishes a dietetic internship program under The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Per the language in the bill, “the internship program will be available to non-Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) currently employed in WIC offices across the state”.

Since the passage of this legislation, the Department of Health Services has been collaborating with statewide partners and internal staff to develop and implement the internship as per SB402's requirements. Internship requirements identified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), specifically the accrediting board known as the Accreditation Counsel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), must be met.

Last Revised: December 2, 2016