Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Overview

Appointments available right away, call 402-441-6200 to reserve your spot! Tell your friends too!  

Feed them well. Love them lots! Your child has you and you have WIC!  

 

Check out this WIC Participant video, produced for the Nebraska WIC Program by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  

WIC is the nation's premiere public health nutrition program which helps low to moderate income families eat well and stay healthy by providing: 

  • Nutritious foods 
  • Nutrition, health and community resource information 
  • Breastfeeding support 

to: 

  • Pregnant Women 
  • Breastfeeding Women 
  • Newly Delivered Mothers 
  • Infants 
  • Children - Up to age 5 
  • Foster Children - Up to age 5  
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Who is Eligible

fam.pngNeed help determining your eligibility for WIC benefits? Use the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's WIC Pre-screening tool and find out! 

  • Pregnant Women 
  • Breastfeeding Women - up to the infant's first birthday 
  • Newly Delivered Mothers - up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy 
  • Infants 
  • Children - up to age 5 
  • Foster Infants and Children - birth to age 5 

Also... 

  • You must live in Nebraska 
  • Have a nutrition or health risk - WIC staff will complete an assessment 
  • Meet income guidelines
  1. Currently enrolled in Medicaid, TANF or SNAPOR 
  2. Have a before tax (gross) household income at or below the guidelines established by the USDA:
    NEBRASKA WIC INCOME GUIDELINES

What WIC Provides

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WIC provides: 

  • Checks to buy healthy WIC approved foods 
  • Nutrition and health information 
  • Ideas for getting your family to eat healthy 
  • Breastfeeding information and support 
  • Referrals to other programs 

WIC Foods 

The WIC foods offer a variety of healthy choices. Your clinic will issue you "WIC checks" that can be used at participating stores. 

WIC Checks are accepted at stores that display this sign 

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables 
  • Whole grain bread, brown rice, and tortillas 
  • Beans or peanut butter 
  • Iron fortified cereals 
  • Milk, cheese and eggs 
  • Baby food fruits and vegetables 
  • Infant formula 
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WIC Checks are accepted at stores that display this sign

More information on the WIC foods (English)(PDF, 479KB)

More information on the WIC foods (Spanish)(PDF, 484KB)

Locations & How to Apply

Step 1: Find a WIC clinic

 


Locate a Nebraska WIC clinic by visiting the Nebraska WIC Program.

 

Step 2: Call to make an appointment 

Call 402-441-6200 to make an appointment. 

  • No long waits for appointments. Openings are available.  
  • Application appointments take 30-45 minutes. 
  • Our friendly WIC staff will answer all your questions. 

 

Step 3: Bring the following 

    1. You and your children who are applying for WIC 
    2. Identification 
      • Photo identification for parent/guardian 
      • Child's birth certificate or social security card 
      • Foster care papers for foster children 
    3. Proof of address 
      • Mail with your name and street address received within the past 30 days 
      • Current utility or cable bill 
    4. Proof of before tax (gross) income for everyone living in the home 
    • Pay stubs 

    You are encouraged to reschedule if you or your child is ill. 

    Breastfeeding, Community and Nutrition Resources

    Breastfeeding is good for mom and great for baby. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby's first year of life and provides many health benefits such as: 

    • Fewer infections 
    • Less tooth decay 
    • Fewer allergy problems 
    • Fewer earaches 
    • Fewer weight problems 

    The staff of your WIC clinic is there for you, to answer any questions you might have. WIC staff is trained to help moms with breastfeeding questions and offer needed support. 

    Breastfeeding mothers also receive extra foods to nourish mom at this important time. 

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    Breastfeeding Resources 

    Nutrition Resources 

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    Community Resources