WIC is a nutrition program for growing
families. We work with families to make sure pregnant
women have healthy pregnancies, providing new parents with
the best and latest information on feeding their infants and
making sure families have nutritious foods high in vitamins
WIC is open to many incomes and all kinds of families.
Even if you don't qualify for Medicaid you may still be
eligible for WIC. Eligibility is determined by looking
at your income and asking questions about you and your
family's health and nutrition. WIC will also weigh,
measure and check the iron level of each person applying for
If you qualify you will return to the WIC clinic every two
to three months and we will provide information about
nutrition that relates to your family's needs and referrals
to health care services. Additional support and food
benefits are provided to women who choose to breastfeed.
If you qualify and continue to meet income and nutrition
requirements infants and children can stay on WIC until 5
years old. Women who are pregnant receive WIC food
benefits for the duration of their pregnancy. Women
who are exclusively or mostly breastfeeding receive WIC food
benefits until their baby is 1 year old. Women who are
mostly or only formula feeding receive WIC food benefits
until their baby is 6 months old. You must reapply at
the end of the certification period to continue receiving
Qualifying WIC participants receive a WIC EBT card that
looks and works like a debit card and stores and keeps track
of your WIC food benefits (not the same as the Lone Star
Food Stamp card). To receive your WIC food benefits
you must bring your WIC EBT card to each clinic visit.
WIC staff members will load your family's information and up
to 3 months of WIC food benefits onto your card and activate
it. WIC will schedule your future appointments before
your last set of food benefits expire. WIC will also
provide you with a WIC shopping list that tells you how much
food you have loaded onto your card.
Examples of some of the healthy foods you can get with your
WIC benefits are: whole grains, cereal, milk, cheese,
juice, eggs, beans, peanut butter, fruits and vegetables,
canned tuna or salmon (for breastfeeding women who do not
get formula from WIC), baby foods/baby cereal and formula.
These items are supplemental and you will still need to buy
additional food to meet your family's daily food needs.
For additional information regarding the WIC program, please
call our local office at (254) 697-4913. You can also
call 1 (800) 942-3678 or go to
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In accordance with federal law and U. S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. to
file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil
Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S. W.,
Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal-opportunity provider and employer. You may also call
our toll-free number for assistance: 1-800-942-3678. WIC is an equal
opportunity employer and provider.