How do I get WIC?

What is WIC?

WIC is healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and help with keeping YOUR family healthy! WIC can even link you to other health and social services. A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is open to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have already delivered. Infants and children up to their fifth birthday may also receive benefits.

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Important: Abbott Formula Recall 

There is a recall of some Abbott powdered formulas, including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare.  Click here to learn more about the recall and how to return recalled products.

A list of alternative WIC-approved formulas to use during the 2022 formula recall


Importante: Retiro de Formula Abbott

Algunas de las formulas en polvo de Abbott han sido retiradas del mercado, incluyendo Similac, Alimentum, y EleCare. Haga clic aqui para saber mas sobre los productos que han sido retirados y como devolver dichos productos.

A list of alternative WIC-approved formulas to use during the 2022 formula recall


COVID-19 Information
Most WIC clinics are still open. Due to current COVID-19 precautions, some LA WIC clinics are allowing participants and/or caregivers to stay in their vehicles for appointments. Your information will be collected over the phone and a member of the staff will come out to your vehicle. Please bring your ID, WIC EBT card and all other required documentation. Please refer to the above clinic list for a status of WIC clinics closed or changes in hours due to Covid. Important: If you or anyone in your family have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please call your WIC clinic and reschedule your appointment. If you have any questions, you can find your WIC clinic phone number here or 1-800-251-BABY. 


What’s New in WIC?

 

WIC and Walmart Self-Checkout

WIC benefits can now be used at self-checkout lanes in all WIC-approved Walmart stores in Louisiana!  This is available only at WIC-approved Walmart storesYou can click here for instructions and tips to make self-checkout quick and easy.

 

 

 

 

Pacify is a FREE app that connects WIC participants with live Lactation Consultants who are available 24/7 via video to offer breastfeeding support.  Click here to learn more about Pacify.

 

Exciting News!

WIC Participants will receive an increase in Cash Value Benefits through September 30, 2022.  Click Here for more information about the increase in produce benefits.

WIC Shopping Apps

Getting WIC benefits just got easier!  The new Louisiana eWIC card and WIC Shopping apps makes shopping easier and more convenient.

Louisiana WIC has two WIC Shopping Apps, the WICShopper app and Bnft app.  To learn more about the apps, click here.

Living Well

WIC is about help taking care of yourself and your family. WIC moms learn that no matter who they are, a healthy lifestyle is within reach! WIC can help you feed your family well and get more active, even if money and time is a challenge.

Eating Well

Good health begins with good nutrition. WIC provides healthy food and has recipes that make eating healthy easier and fun. Many have our special Louisiana flavors! WIC puts living healthy and eating in reach of all of us.

WIC Food Package:
It’s All Good

You can get food with WIC! All of the WIC food is good and good for you. Not quite sure what to make with it? WIC has recipes using all the foods you can get on WIC.. Answering “What’s for dinner?” just got easier!

fresh!
WIC offers a variety of fresh foods like milk, eggs, beans, peas, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables to supplement the foods you buy. You can create just about any meal or snack with these ingredients and a WIC recipe.

Sensational Foil-Pack Vegetables

20 minutes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

20 minutes

Bean Burgers

35 minutes

There’s more where that came from! Try out some of the other great WIC recipes with Louisiana style!

Making WIC Easier with New Technology

Use of technology allows participants to better access resources and helps make the process of receiving WIC benefits faster and […]

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A Fresh New Look for the Louisiana WIC Program!

The Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (LA WIC) is undergoing a brand makeover. Our new look […]

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