What is WIC?
  • WIC is a supplemental food program for Women, Infants and Children. It provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, healthy food, health information, referrals, and a variety of healthy food options.
  • When a pregnant woman is on WIC, the nutritious foods and information have been proven to help ensure that mom will have a healthier baby.
  • Families on WIC are given information about nutrition, eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle that will help your child reach his or her physical and mental potential.
Who is eligible for WIC?
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding and post-partum women,
  • Infants and
  • Children to age 5 years
How do I qualify?
  • You need to be a resident of Wilkin County
  • Meet income guidelines.
  • Women and children are automatically eligible if they are on Medial Assistance or Tefra
What benefits do I receive with WIC?
  • Nutritious food, such as milk, cheese , cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter or dried beans
  • Breast-feeding information and support
  • Infants who are partially or not breast-fed may receive iron fortified formula
  • Nutrition and health information
  • Referrals
What are the income guidelines?

There are standard guidelines and expanded guidelines if you have an infant under the age of 2 or are pregnant.  For more information please contact the WIC office at Wilkin County Public Health at 218-643-7161.

How do I apply?
You can apply online using the link above or call the Wilkin County WIC Program at 218-643-7161 for an appointment.