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WIC is a special supplemental food program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants, and children under five years of age. WIC helps you and your baby get healthy foods and healthy advice in the first years of life.

Get the app! The WIC Mississippi app helps you learn more about WIC, find WIC locations, and take advantage of healthy food options available through the program.

Benefits

If you're eligible for WIC, you'll receive at no cost:

Getting WIC

WIC Food Package

The WIC food package provides nutritious foods to supplement your regular meals. You can choose some or all of the following, free of charge:

Who is Eligible

To be eligible for the program, a woman, infant, or child must meet the income guidelines and be at medical or nutritional risk. Low iron levels in the blood (anemia), underweight, overweight, or poor diet are typical examples. A nurse or nutritionist will determine if an applicant is eligible for the WIC program.

You can check your income against the current guidelines to see if you may qualify.

If you receive TANF, Food Stamps or Medicaid, you automatically meet WIC income guidelines.

Apply in Person

USDA policy requires that applicants must apply in person for WIC benefits at their local WIC clinic. Parents not wanting to bring their newborns in to the WIC clinic have a 60-day period during which the newborn must be seen at the WIC clinic.

What to bring to your WIC appointment

Applicants must bring proof of income, residence, and identification to their WIC appointment.

Examples of proof of income:

Examples of proof of residence:

Examples of proof of identification:

Forms

For Medical Professionals

Find Out More

Contact

Mississippi WIC Program
805 S. Wheatley St
Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 991-6000 or call toll-free (800) 545-6747 outside of Jackson

For questions regarding Verification of Certification (VOC) please call either of the phone numbers listed above.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.



Links referenced
MS WIC for your iPhone or iPad    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ms-wic/id1450413254
WIC Mississippi for Android devices    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.wic.mdh
Breastfeeding support    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html
Take the WIC survey now    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/wicsurvey/
Complete WIC foods list    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,128,508,html
View the WIC income table    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,1066,128,html
Request for Medical Formula for Infants    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,7489,128,pdf/972.pdf
Request for Medical Formula for Women and Children    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,7488,128,pdf/263.pdf
Find a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Breastfeeding and WIC    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html
About WIC    http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form    http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html    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:    http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html
program.intake@usda.gov    mailto:program.intake@usda.gov

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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