WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women for up to 12 months after delivery, postpartum women up to 6 months after delivery, and infants and children up to 5 years of age who live in North Dakota and meet the income guidelines. The WIC program provides three primary services to clients:
- Counseling for healthy diets and growth during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood
- Referrals to other agencies as appropriate
- A supplemental food package tailored to the individual
To qualify for WIC, families must reside in North Dakota, meet the income requirements and have a nutritional or medical need for WIC services, such as anemia or inadequate diet. Need is determined by measuring the child or woman’s height and weight, performing a hemoglobin test, and taking a health and dietary history. Effective May 1, 2018, a family of four can earn up to $3,870 each month (or $893 each week for the household) and still meet income eligibility requirements.To find out if you may qualify for WIC, click the WIC Pre-screening Tool.
Breastfeeding classes are held monthly at the Minot office. Please refer to the Minot Events Calendar for dates. Clinic schedules vary by county. Please call your local county office for an appointment.
For additional information contact First District Health Unit in your county or visit the following web site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/wic/