The WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) is a federal program. However you apply through the State of Michigan at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. You can also apply by calling 211 or through an agency or nonprofit WIC provides supplemental food, such as milk, cheese, eggs, some juices, some cereals and peanut butter. You can also get fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market. For more info, go to,5885,7-339-71547_4910_4922-13973–,00.html

You may qualify if you are: pregnant, had a baby in the last six months, are breast feeding a baby younger than one. Children under five years old also qualify. You also qualify if you have some health risks. Go to link above to see what else qualifies.

In addition to supplemental food, the WIC program also provides nutrition education, health screenings and referrals to healthcare, welfare and other types of social assistance.

The initial appointment takes 1-2 hours; the remaining appointments are 30-60 minutes during the certification time. It may take anywhere from one to three months for your next appointment. There is a limit to how long you are certified for before you have to go through the certification process again. The website also lists what happens when you apply and what documents you need to bring to your first appointment.

For more information, to You can also email the WIC  Division/MDHHS at