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Women Infants, & Children (WIC) participation in Wisconsin

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Why This Indicator Matters

The WIC program helps low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding people, infants and children up to age 5, stay healthy. They give nutritious foods to supplement diets and teach about healthy eating, including promoting and supporting breastfeeding. They also connect families with healthcare services and other programs that help Wisconsin families stay healthy. Results of studies conducted by USDA and other non-government groups show that WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs and improves the health of participants during important periods of nutritional need.

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Definition and Source



These data represent the number of children age 0 to 4 years old receiving nutritional assistance each calendar year through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

The statewide total is the unduplicated number of people receiving assistance in Wisconsin, rather than the sum of people receiving assistance in each county.

These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

These data are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Last Updated

February 2024