WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that serves pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children.
Nutrition education and counseling are the cornerstones of this public health program. WIC helps families make positive nutrition and health decisions and put more fresh and healthy food on the table.
WIC also offers breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social services.
- Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants, and children up to age five
- Families who meet income requirements. View income requirements.
- If you live in Polk County, contact the Polk County WIC Program at 218-281-1673.
WIC does not require citizenship verification and does not ask about immigration status.
- Nutrition tips and advice
- Support for breastfeeding
- Healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, bread and tortillas, low fat milk and baby foods
- Caring and supportive staff
eWIC and WIC App
Polk County is now offering an electronic WIC (eWIC) card instead of paper vouchers.
There is also a My Minnesota WIC app that makes it easier to use your eWIC card. The app shows you your current and future WIC food benefits. It allows you to scan foods to determine if they are WIC allowed, helps you locate WIC allowed stores, and more.
WIC Peer Counselor
WIC offers Peer Counselors to help support breastfeeding. You can be paired with a trained counselor, a fellow parent who has breastfed their own children. Your peer counselor is available 24-7 to answer your questions and offer guidance from their own experience.Your peer counselor can contact you by phone or text.
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