WIC provides nutrition education for nourishment during critical human growth cycles, USDA regulated and approved food vouchers, referrals to other community services and breast feeding promotion and support.
What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy by providing:
Who is eligible for WIC services?
How to become a WIC participant:
Meet the income guidelines. Households with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty income level are eligible.
Be at nutritional risk. WIC clients receive an additional health and diet screening at a WIC clinic to determine nutritional risk.
Live in Texas. WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
effective June 1, 2015
What will I learn about nutrition?
What happens at my WIC appointments?
Weight, height, and iron screening will be performed at initial appointments for all applicants. A nutritionist will evaluate diet and health history to determine nutritional status, and give tips to be healthy and active.
At other times you will join a group of WIC participants to discuss, share and learn about a variety of nutrition topics which can help you and your family stay healthy and active.
Pregnant participants will visit a breastfeeding peer counselor at some appointments to discuss benefits and questions about breastfeeding.
What do I need to do to stay on WIC?
At some appointments your WIC staff will check to see if you or your child is still eligible for WIC. This is called recertification.
You will need to bring:
How long can I stay on WIC?
If you meet the income and nutrition need:
Infants and Children can stay on WIC until their 5th birthday.
Women can stay on WIC if breastfeeding until one year after the baby is born. If not breastfeeding, until six months after the baby is born.
What foods do I get on WIC?
What should I do to help the WIC program work for me?
How to become a WIC client
For each person in your house who has income, bring one of these items:
Bring one of the items below for proof of where you and your household members live:
Bring one of the items below for proof of identification for each person applying for WIC benefits:
Each woman, infant and child who wants to apply for WIC benefits must come to the appointment.
Additional information about WIC can be found at the WIC Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
BVCAA-WIC Local Agency 32 Clinic Sites:
Bryan Clinic, 3400 S. Texas Ave., Suite 1, Bryan, Texas 77802
Caldwell WIC Clinic, 1107 Woodson Dr, Caldwell, TX 77836
Hearne WIC Clinic, 1000 Brown St., Hearne, Texas 77859
Leon County WIC Clinic, 230 S. Commerce, Centerville, Texas 75833
Lincoln Center, 1013 Eleanor St., College Station, Texas 77840
Madisonville WIC Clinic, 813 South State St. Suite 103, Madisonville, Texas 77864
Navasota WIC Clinic, 118 Farquhar St., Navasota, Texas 77868
North Bryan WIC Clinic, 705 E. Houston, Bryan, Texas 77803