Georgia WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

2024 Farmers Markets are now scheduled!

Fresh Produce will be available at no cost to WIC Participants at markets to be held at County Health Departments.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded health and nutrition program providing women & young children in low-income families with services to help improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality, and give children a healthy start through nutritious food and education. These services include nutrition counselling education, breastfeeding support and coaching, a health resource library plus electronic eWIC card for supplemental foods. 

Who Qualifies for WIC?

To qualify for WIC, you must meet  income guidelines and be in any of the categories below:

  • a pregnant person
  • a person breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • a person who was pregnant or had a baby in the past 6 months
  • infants and children (including foster kids) age 1 to 5 years
  • babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents

You can schedule an appointment at your county health department WIC clinic to see if you qualify. At the appointment, you will need to have Proof of Identification, Residency and Income for the applicant, infants and each child (one form of ID per person is required). WIC staff will check/verify that you and your family qualify.

What Does WIC Provide?

WIC helps growing families by offering:

  • eWIC to purchase healthy foods such as milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and other authorized foodstuffs from WIC-authorized merchants. For more information on eWIC card, please visit
  • nutrition information and health education to help families eat well and be healthy
  • breastfeeding support and information
  • referrals to healthcare and other community services

WIC Facts:

  • if you participate in another assistance program, you may be automatically income-eligible for WIC
  • breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers
  • more than half of the infants in the U.S. participate in WIC
  • WIC participants support the local economy through their purchases
  • WIC works with farmers markets to help increase participant access to provide fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables

For general information about the WIC program, contact your county health department.

For more information on the Georgia WIC program:

Last Updated on June 20, 2024
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