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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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January 2024 – Nutramigen Powder Formula Recall

There has been a recall of certain batches of Nutramigen Powder Formula. Visit our Food and Formula Recalls page for more information.

November 2023 Cash Value Benefit (CVB) Update

The Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for Fruits and Vegetables will now return to higher amounts. 

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What’s New in WIC?

Compliments and Problems

At Louisiana WIC, we value our participant compliments and opinions. Click here to visit our Compliments and Problems page, where you can submit your opinions to our Louisiana WIC State Staff.

WIC Apps

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

Louisiana WIC has a new app available for participants called myWIC, along with two other apps, the WICShopper app, and the Pacify app.  To learn more about the apps, click here.

WIC at Self-Checkout

Some WIC-approved stores now offer WIC benefit redemption at self-checkout!  This is available only at certain WIC-approved stores.

Check out the WIC store map to see if a store offers WIC at self-checkout, and look at how to use WIC in self-checkout at a specific store.




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.

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!

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!


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